The protection of the Oil companies came in the form of the Oil Pollution Act, which includes a $75 million cap on damages that BP or any other oil company would be forced to pay in damages (other than oil removal costs, for which the company remains responsible).
To put this $75 million figure into perspective, it is worth noting that BP made $93 million in profit each day in the first three months of 2010.
In other words, the damages BP causes are moved off of its shoulders and onto the backs of the people and community, who must then pay for BP’s corporate-made disaster.
THIS IS TO SEND A LETTER TO CONGRESS. AS MUCH PRESSURE SHOULD BE PUT ON CONGRESS AS POSSIBLE, TO HOLD THE CRIMINALS OF BP RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE MANY LIVES THIS DISASTER IS GOING TO EFFECT. IF YOU HAVE THE TIME PLEASE SIGN OR BETTER YET,CALL YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVE. THANK YOU.