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April 19th, 2011
09:45 PM ET

Has BP kept its promises?: Join the Live Chat

On the eve of the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, has BP kept its promise to make things right? We’re Keeping Them Honest from New Orleans.

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

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  1. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    P.S. YIKES Twisters!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh wow! What a movie!

    April 19, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
  2. thomas

    @megan dressler – with something of this magnitude there is bound to be fraud. But, not all cases are clear cut and dry. That is why Feinberg and the GCCF exist; to sift through fraudulent cases and discern those legitimate claims from those which are not. Take us, we are a company formed in feb 2010. We don't have previous years' worth of earnings to go off of. The nature of our work is "call-out"...put simply, someone calls us to do work, and we go out. Much of our contracting is done by handshake. That's the nature of the gulf coast energy industry...perfect? No. But, that's the way its done. It is up to BP and GCCF to work "with" us to determine our losses. But, they don't call to clarify issues; they just deny us. Sad.

    April 19, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Kenya

    I sincerely hope the people still affected from the gulf oil spill get the compensation they rightfully deserve. Or is it just wishful thinking. Men are not punished for their sins, but by them. BP are you listening.
    Let's please also remember the lives of the 11 that were lost in the explosion.

    April 19, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  4. Janis

    Good night all. Thanks, for info Casey. See you tomorrow.

    April 19, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  5. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Mask or no mask, the reporter is getting contaminated. 60% of what our skin comes in contact with (including what's in the air) is absorbed into our bloodstream within 30 seconds of contact.

    April 19, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  6. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    That is so horrible situation since one month ago in Japan!

    Good night Anderson, Megan, Isha, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Lori, Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha, Jana, Chi, Karyn, Lilly, Merl, Marybeth others and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you tomorrow night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!

    Soledad,
    Have a great/good night, Tight sleep & rest,
    See you tomorrow night!

    April 19, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  7. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    @Janis...it seems to me I heard the mention of unions in the first reports last week or the week before.

    April 19, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  8. Janis

    They finally sent in the robots. It's like a trip to another planet. The hottest of the hot zone pictures. So sad for Japan.

    Stay strong, Japan.

    April 19, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  9. Merl, Ohio

    The Horizon disaster, Valdez, Ixtoc 1, nuclear disaster in Japan, we all suffer. When is it going to stop?

    Good night Sloedad, Team 360, MaryBeth, Nina, Janis, Megan and all the people of the Gulf and all other bloggers. Sleep comfortable, for my prayers will go with you.

    April 19, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  10. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX
    what is up with the air traffic controlers? Are they working to many hours to save the airlines and airports money? I smell a rat

    Air traffic controller should be distracted other things, If they should not be sleep or else what they are doing something wrong, They should not doing again futher anything.

    April 19, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  11. Janis

    @Casey Jones – Hi Casey. What union? Wasn't that broken up long ago? Maybe I'm wrong, but I recall that the whole lot of them (controllers) were fired and non-union hired years and years ago. It was big news then.

    April 19, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  12. thomas

    @Naomi...there is a pattern amongst individuals and businesses alike. The GCCF prioritizes claims that require "expediting" based on financial hardship. When this happens, GCCF/BP sees a red flag and an opportunity to capitalize on our financial hardship. They then "low-ball" claimants into accepting "quick payments" of 5K for individuals, and 25K for businesses. These payments require the claimants to release the right to sue BP. It is a way for them to force people into taking minimum payments and limiting their losses. Its sickening! They offered us 25K; after paying us 500K on our emergency claim, then denying our interim claim. We make 25K in 8 days. We have lost a year worth of work; they know this; and they admitted it when they paid us. Now they see how desperate we are and are attempting to starve us out. Its Ridiculous!

    April 19, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  13. Janis

    I heard that this kind of circumstance happens more often than not around busy airports. But, this was the First Lady's plane.

    April 19, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  14. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I am glad that air controller is supsend for his duty...... He is big mistake what he have done to our first lady Obama on the plane!!!! Shame on air controller!!!!!! 😦 I am glad she is safe now!

    April 19, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  15. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Are Air Traffic Controllers simply spread too thin? Is the FAA really to blame, as opposed to the controllers? I think it's illogical and obscene to expect someone in a safety-related transportation job to only have 9 hours between shifts. Common sense tells you this is just plain stupid, for starters. What's the union's role in these work rules–are they to blame??

    April 19, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  16. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    what is up with the air traffic controlers? Are they working to many hours to save the airlines and airports money? I smell a rat

    April 19, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  17. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX
    @Megan thanks for the info. I suspect they keep changing people so they won't have to do what they promised. Good reason for alternative energy.

    Welcome Betty, I think so, I think it will find out what they have reason how happened to anyone who killed.

    April 19, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  18. Helen

    While I am still furious about the spill, the response, and the oversight (or lack thereof), I think you haven't recognized how endemic cheating is by the fishermen. I'm not pointing a finger only at fishermen in the south; the same was true of small fishering operations in Alaska (uncovered by the Exxon Valdez.) I'm sure compensation is based on the provable damages. If the entity submitting a claim reported no income, there's probably no compensation coming. The only thing worse than the spill and not learning anything from it would be to find out that the compensation program was rife with fraud.

    April 19, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  19. MaryBeth

    @Merl, I agree! Obama should be apprised of what's going on so he can change things.

    April 19, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  20. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    I'd like 360 to find people/companies that have received payouts to hear about those experiences.

    April 19, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  21. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Grand Isle also "had" a great place for migratory birding. is there an update on the birds?

    April 19, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  22. Merl, Ohio

    I feel the President Obama who apointed Feinberg, should review the situation now, after a year! I feel that money should go where it is supposed to go, the people affected, ecosystem of the gulf not into Feinbergs pocket.

    April 19, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  23. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Soledad regarding air traffic control: "...high-profile screw-ups..." That's succinct.

    April 19, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  24. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Janis
    BP needs to step up and take care of their mess again. Back to square one, BP. Do the right thing.

    Good point, Janis!

    April 19, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  25. Sonia Howell - Fairview, Tennessee

    BP will never be trusted by the public, They are a corporation, that will only do enough to satisfy what needs addressing at that particular moment, along with our government, the EPA whom let these oil rigs operate under the conditions the oil rig was under. They are equal in that respect for damages to the gulf.
    This is going to take a long time to settle. As far as all the fish and dolphins dying in the sea, might be from all the anti freeze that was pumped into the pipes to keep them from freezing, when the oil was being pumped up to the ship on the last attempt to capture the oil, might still be playing a part in these waters. Nice to here from Douglass Brinkley. Thanks to all for the updates on the situation. Good luck and God Bless

    April 19, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  26. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    @Megan thanks for the info. I suspect they keep changing people so they won't have to do what they promised. Good reason for alternative energy.

    April 19, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  27. Naomi

    Hello, I live and work here on the Gulf in Al. BP and the GCCF are the biggest liars! Everyday, I work someone will ask me something about the oil disaster. I am so sick of hearing about it... therefore living it! Bp and Gccf never ever were going to "Make it right" it was all a scam!

    April 19, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  28. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    @Thomas...Is there a pattern (that you've heard of or observed) regarding why so many claims have been denied?

    April 19, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  29. Katherine H. Capps

    @Mary Beth- Appoint "someone in charge" or "bring the government in"–

    Goodness, Obama appointed Feinberg, the government has abdicated their role as citizen protector to pacify those that speak load and are politically connected (i.e contribute).

    CNN, please call out a consumer protection process..do more than report on this, offer a viable solution to those on this blog.

    Many thanks for taking your role as journalist seriously, at least you are talking about this.

    April 19, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  30. Janis

    BP needs to step up and take care of their mess again. Back to square one, BP. Do the right thing.

    April 19, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  31. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX
    BP made a huge mistake and was negligent. If they are not accountable, who is?
    Good point question, It was boss of BP....And there are possible BP or else.

    April 19, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  32. Merl, Ohio

    Horizon disaster, oil soaked animals on shores, dead fish, birds, dolphins...

    Ixtoc 1 drilled by Sedco, predecessors to Transocean in the Gulf of Mexico, June 3, 1979, leaked for over 9 months. Dead fish, birds, dolphins...

    April 19, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
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