Utah: BP Amoco filed fraudulent cleanup claims

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  • Ett Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 4, 2012 12:44 p.m.

    Before we all drag out the pitchforks and torches, let's bear in mind this an alleged complaint. It hasn't been investigated or tried, much less decided. This latest suit against an oil company brought on behalf of the Utah Division of Environmental Remediation and Response is the second one Utah has initiated. In the earlier action filed in July, petroleum giant Conoco Phillips is alleged to have used false insurance claims to take $25 million from Utah over 14 years, misrepresenting it had no other insurance to pay for cleanup of leaky underground storage tanks. Am I the only one not so blinded by prejudice, to notice the earlier complaint is still an "allegation" with no mention of a decision?
    I'm not trying to garner support for BP Amoco. If the company is found guilty of either of these complaints, they should suffer the consequences, but they deserve their day in court first. Remember, no one, individual or company, is guilty until proven otherwise beyond a reasonable doubt.

  • Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ
    Dec. 4, 2012 12:01 p.m.

    Why is it the most profitable industry in the world always gets caught lying, cheating and being otherwise foolish? Ya just can't make a million dollars, you have to make 1.1 million and sell your soul?

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Dec. 4, 2012 11:47 a.m.

    And some people wonder why some of don't trust Big Oil Companies to always do the right thing.