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  •  how much is a dolphin worth? BP will dispute.. (11+ / 0-)

    there was an interesting article on Huffpo about the cost to BP of wildlife death..

    here are a couple of interesting snippets:

    "In some cases, however, arriving at a cost can be as straightforward as similar efforts during the 11 million-gallon Exxon Valdez spill in 1989 in Alaska. The state priced each seagull at $167, eagles at $22,000, harbor seals at $700 and killer whales at $300,000."

    and,

    "BP executives have pledged to "make things right." But they have disputed some scientific findings, including claims that plumes of oil stretch for miles in the deep waters around the site of the Deepwater Horizon rig, which blew up April 20 and unleashed the nearly three-month-long oil geyser.

    The issue of the plumes first arose in late May, when BP chief executive Tony Hayward was asked about them in an Associated Press interview. His reply: "What plumes?"

    Explains a lot doesn't it..as with everything else..

    it is all about the money with BP..

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