Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Widows Seek Repeal of High Seas Death Law

Animals are not the only beings feeling the burn of the BP oil spill. Widows of the men killed from the blast are fighting back by asking the US Congress to repeal a 90 year-old law that limits the amount of money victims' families may receive from accidents more than 3 miles from the shore.

Widows Courtney Kemp (26) of Jonesville, La. and Natalie Roshto, 21, of Liberty, Miss. are being vocal.

"This tragedy will not be in vain if it serves to make the lives of every man and woman working in the oilfield the top priority and cause the powerful oil companies to know that they will be held accountable for their actions," Roshto said.

Asked by Stupak what they would ask BP executives, if they could, both women answered, "Why?"

"What went wrong?" Roshto asked. "Why weren't you out there trying to do something in the weeks before when they were having problems?"

Kemp agreed, but added: "Why is it that money is more important than someone's life?"

- excerpt from Huffington Post

Read the full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/07/gulf-oil-rig-widows-repeal_n_603889.html

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