Halliburton Got Away With Murder

Saturday, September 6, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Dave Hodges
Sept. 6, 2014

This week, Halliburton, the contractor that worked on BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig, has just gotten away with murder! This rogue corporation has agreed to pay a mere $1.1 billion dollars to settle most of the lawsuits over its role in the Gulf of Mexico spill. The settlement is lower than the $1.3 billion dollars that the Houston company had set aside for the case.

Justice still has not been done as Halliburton, BP, Goldman Sachs and Transocean got away manslaughter and illegally profiteering from the misery that these four corporations perpetrated on an entire region of the United States.

Many In The Gulf Will Never Get Their Lives Back

During my investigative work on the Gulf oil explosion, I have made several friends in the Gulf and I take what happened to the people in the Gulf very personally. So many people in the Gulf have suffered so much and their lives have been so degraded.

In the early days of the aftermath of the explosion, Kindra Arnesen became a spokesperson for the victims. Her husband, David, was a highly successful shrimp fisherman and like so many, he lost his business. Despite what Halliburton, BP, Transocean and Goldman Sachs would have you believe, the people in the Gulf were never fully, or even mostly compensated for their losses. Kindra is frequently sick and breaks out into rashes. David has gray “goo” oozing from his ears. Their beautiful daughter is constantly sick and since the spill has rashes and shows signs of acute asthma, something she did not have a trace of before the event. In Kindra’s last appearance in my show, she told stories about how every child in her daughter’s elementary school is sick. Children, with their hair falling out is the norm.

Nobody has made the Arnesen’s whole. One billion dollars paid out by Halliburton can’t come close to compensating the people of the Gulf for the horror that they have been through and the financial losses that they have suffered. As bad as the leaking oil was, the use of the highly toxic chemical, Corexit, was used to ostensibly “contain” the spill. Corexit is banned by 17 countries. The EPA ordered that Corexit not be used. However, the rogue corporations did it anyway. I have previously reported that NALCO was manufacturer of the Corexit. I also previously noted that Halliburton, Goldman Sachs and BP were partners in the manufacture of Corexit. In other words, these corporations benefitted from the use of this highly toxic chemical which killed, at the average age of 51, every clean-up worker from the Exxon Valdez oil spill. However, this did not stop these perpetrators of this event from profiting from their own complicity in perpetrating this event. And still, nobody goes to jail. And if you don’t think officials from these corporation should not go to jail, read the following details of their criminal activity:

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