U.S. Senator Demands BP and Justice Dept Disclose Spill Settlement, Disallow Spill Tax Write Off

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice demanding that the recent $18.7 billion out-of-court settlement between BP and the Department and five Gulf states for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill be publicly disclosed and that BP be forbidden from writing off their settlement payments as a tax deduction.

“Senator Nelson’s letter is common sense,” said Phineas Baxandall, Senior Policy Analyst for the U.S. Public Interest Research Group. “When the nation’s highest law enforcer cuts a deal with BP to pay its way out of facing trial for crimes that led to the […]