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Big Oil, Paying for the Dead

 by Michael Rowe

Tags: Politics, Slate, BP, Deepwater Horizon, death, compensation,


Being blown up in an oil-rig-related explosion calls for some compensation, no? Well, according to Slate, BP might not be paying much to the families of those killed when the Deepwater Horizon outfit burst into flames:

The Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) may be one of the least emotionally accommodating laws of all time:

Yeah, some reform might help.

Source: Slate

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