What I’m Reading… The Mobile Press-Register on BP

“Once a villain, BP plays the victim role”
by George Talbot
Mobile Press-Register
July 14, 2013
pages 1D & 3D

My, times have changed. Back in 2010 everyone hated BP after the Gulf Coast oil spill. Even in the pro-business Deep South to company was a villain. Just down the street from us in West Mobile, someone “busted out” the large, plastic BP sign @ our local station.

BP officials scrambled to limit the damage and agreed to a large settlement. Now, three years later, BP is unhappy with the agreement. They are in federal court in New Orleans trying to get the courts to limit the amount damage awards. Ted Olson, former U.S. Solicitor General, represented BP in court.

I can’t believe that BP is trying to weasel out of the agreement that it chose to sign after polluting the Gulf of Mexico. They certainly don’t lack for chutzpah. The Mobile Press-Register’s George Talbot offers his opinion at this link –



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I have been a Mobile resident for about a decade. Working as a college professor keeps me off the streets and pays the bills. I am married to a woman (the MojoWoman) who is a much better person than I am and we have two beautiful girls who keep us both jumping. My interests are varied - food & drink, sports, politics, exercise, books, travel, Mardi Gras, and all of life's rich pageant. In the future, I'd like to learn more about sailing, photography, Cajun/Creole cooking, making beer and wine, and writing.
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