July 13th, 2010
05:14 PM ET
4 years ago

Administration bills BP $99.7 million more

The Obama administration has sent another bill to BP and other parties in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
The Obama administration has sent another bill to BP and other parties in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

(CNN) – The Obama administration has sent a fourth bill for $99.7 million to BP and other responsible parties relating to the energy company's oil spill, according to a statement from the Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center.

The government said BP is financially responsible for all costs associated with the response to the spill, including efforts to stop the leak at its source, reduce the spread of oil, protect the shoreline and mitigate damages, as well as long-term recovery efforts for individuals and communities.

The government bills BP and other parties regularly for costs incurred by the federal on-scene coordinator to support federal, state and local response efforts and ensure the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund is reimbursed on an ongoing basis.

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  1. one voice

    There goes several UNDER THE TABLE MILLION DOLLAR ENVELOPES the GOP/TEAPARTY RECIEVE FROM THEIR Corporate masters to ripe the American taxpayer off. WAAAAAAAAA

    July 13, 2010 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  2. felicia

    That's right President Obama make them pay. people ought to be glad that they have a President who is not forcing the taxpayers to pick up the tab.

    July 13, 2010 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    Keep doing it Mr. President! Protect our shores and the people living on them. Keep holding the responsible party BP with a boot heel on their necks. It's about time that America stands for Americans!

    July 13, 2010 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  4. your republican friend

    Shakedown, shakedown, shakedown...oh, this government has no shame. We, the American people (oh, wait)...you the poor saps who happen to be in the middle and working class in American should pay for this with your tax dollars. We, the rich Republicans, don't pay any taxes thanks for our buddy George W Bush! Extend the tax cuts so I can continue to contribute to the deficit!

    I'm off to host a tea party on my yacht. God Bless America!

    July 13, 2010 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  5. tcaros

    Excellent job President Obama. The American people are behind you on this and other things. We support you and the Democrats in Congress and the Senate.

    July 13, 2010 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  6. mike

    Just another way around campaign contributions. BP continues to support Obama.

    July 13, 2010 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  7. danel

    Some people blamed the president on the oil spill. I have not remembered people blaming Reagan during the Exxon Valdez? Even though this BP oil spill still going on, Jindal, wants to continue drilling in deep water without moratorium and blamed the president if something goes wrong.

    July 13, 2010 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  8. Brian Dodge

    Republicans are complaining that the oil spill commission doesn't have enough oil industry people – may they don't think the 9/11 commission had enough terrorist either.

    July 13, 2010 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  9. Earth Is Round

    Dear president Obama
    can you please double, or maybe triple that ?
    Please put your foot on thier throat.
    If thier was only some legal way to
    outlaw the republican party.

    July 13, 2010 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  10. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    KEEP BILLING THEM OBAMA! KEEP AT THEM!

    No one else will step up to them for fear of losing campaign and under the table contributions.

    Those that elected you to give us hope and bring about change are LOVING IT. You are delivering Mr. President. Against all opposition real and created, and we appreciate your committment to ALL Americans.

    July 13, 2010 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  11. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    May God forgive me, but I sincerely hope they drill themselves into ANOTHER OIL SPILL.

    Greed of this magnitude coupled with stupidity needs to be cured by ANOTHER HUGE MAJOR OIL DISASTER. And I hope it happens when a Republican is in the White House!!

    That'll teach 'em!

    July 13, 2010 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  12. J.T.

    Bill Baby Bill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 13, 2010 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  13. Mark from Louisiana

    I wonder if the government has a itemized list of expenses, that amount sounds pretty high to me. Not that the obama administration would do anything against the law....right?

    July 13, 2010 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  14. Malty

    If BP is responsible, they should pay the bills. I hope Obama has itemized everything.

    Now where does the $20B come in?

    (Come on liberal kooks, be honest in your comments. Obama took money from BP. Obama's administration gave them waivers. Obama didn't respond–even though the disaster took place in federal waters–and not within state borders.... Stop blaming the wrong people for the democrat's incompetence...

    Oh, and like the article says, they would pay for damage even without Obama. Please quit giving him credit for things that would happen anyway.

    July 13, 2010 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  15. Hugo

    The government bills BP and other parties regularly for costs incurred by the federal on-scene coordinator to support federal, state and local response efforts and ensure the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund is reimbursed on an ongoing basis.
    _______________________________
    Remember back as to what I said about who will get the lions share of the 4 billion per year for the next 5 years, if that even happens. BP is toast and will belly up as BP and diversify under some corporate umbrella type move, how can the Fed ensure that a bankrupt foreign corporation reimburses on an on-going basis, they cannot. The only way this clean up is going to be addressed over the next 20 years of devastation that it will reign down on the gulf fisheries is to assure that BP and other drill operations remain intact, properly regulated and profitable. They have to make money to spend money, unlike Obama they do not have a printing press at their beckon disposal.

    July 13, 2010 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  16. joec

    Funny, I didnt know that the US govt had even sued BP? Thats because they didnt. It seems to me that a judge or jury should be determing what amount BP should pay not the annointed one. Civil liberties quashed like a bug by obama. Sieg Heil Commandante obama! Long live the fuhrer!!!

    July 13, 2010 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  17. Donkey Party

    The Conservatards can't stand the pain their corporate masters are feeling, they'd rather the American taxpayer pay for BPs mistakes.

    July 13, 2010 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  18. vwrtb

    More good paying jobs please...

    July 13, 2010 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  19. duke

    thank god for president obama making bp pay for their damages to our country. god bless dems and our president.

    July 13, 2010 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  20. marxist dogs are out of control

    The largest contributions to a politician by BP in 2008 was to Barack Hussien Obama. Mr. Obama is going to earn all type of fees from this disaster. Whether it is skimming the 20 billion or pushing large amounts of the 20 billion to SEIU, Mr. Obama will continue his rape of America.

    July 13, 2010 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |