July 12, 2010

BP Cuts Claim Payments

Disgraced oil company BP has even more bad news coming, as they are planning to reduce payment to a whopping 40,000 people who they are supposed to be reimbursing for money lost on their fishing work and other work that has been sabotaged by their disastrous oil spill.

Critics are defending the workers who will be jeopardized because of BP's nitpicking of the how they filled out forms. They say in many cases it was impossible for people to have all the paperwork BP demanded, and they owe it to those affected by this disaster to give them financial support to make up for the damage to their employmeny livelihood.

Said one critic. "It is crucial that BP not continue to penalize these individuals and instead accept alternative forms of documentation, such as records held by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries." With the impossibility of working or finding new job opportunities, help is crucial for many people right now in the fishing industry especially.

BP Cuts Claim Payments

BP has decided to reduce payments to tens of thousands of people whose claim files are incomplete, the secretary of Louisiana's Department of Children and Family Services said, through the federal oil spill claims administrator Kenneth Feinberg. It was not immediately clear how severe the payment cuts would be. BP did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Nichols said her department discovered the change after reviewing BP's Thursday claims summary, which showed a significant cut in daily payments.

BP Cuts Claim Payments

Posted at July 12, 2010 5:26 PM