"The report notes that, depending on the result's of BP's civic trial, the oil giant could pay up to $14.08 billion into the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund, which will create plans for Gulf ecosystem restoration. Last month, the U.S. government lifted the ban on BP seeking new oil leases in the Gulf, allowing the company to expand its drilling in the region."
Drill, baby, drill. What is to stop the corporate machine from fulfilling its manifest destiny? Dead dolphins be dammed, we will have our crude no matter the cost. It's the American way, after all.