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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Obama BP Meeting: Company Agrees To $20 Billion Escrow Account For Victims

Well he didn't need all those theatrics to get the job done now did he, Another one for Obama, Who the hell was it that got 20 billion no caps in 15 mins, I think that essentially is a President taking charge, without being God and capping the well with his own two hands. This is going to blow their friking minds all those nay sayers and opinionators he just blew them away again, Just thinking maybe all those states will not want the money, just like they didn't want the stimulus, just surmising here Down Under
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senior administration officials tell The Associated Press that BP has agreed to finance a $20 billion fund to pay the claims of people whose jobs and way of life have been damaged by the devastating Gulf Coast oil spill.
The independent fund will be led by lawyer Kenneth Feinberg, who oversaw payments to families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama met on his own turf with top BP officials on Wednesday to press his demands that the London-based oil giant pay into a claims fund for victims of the worst oil spill in the nation's history.
BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg, CEO Tony Hayward, and other officials walked slowly as a group from the Southwest Gate of the White House, where they were dropped off, and climbed the steps leading to the West Wing.
The meeting comes the morning after Obama vowed to an angry nation that "we will make BP pay for the damage their company has caused." BP is the majority owner of the deep water well that blew out on April 20, killing 11 rig workers and triggering the spill.
It was Obama's first meeting with BP officials since the spill. While Hayward has served as the voice of the company, the White House has been emphasizing the role of the company's chairman, Svanberg, instead. LinkHere

BP boss says sorry, agrees to $23bn clean-up fund after pressure from Barack Obama.


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