BP faces new suit from feds
Legal wrangling has officially begun in the civil lawsuit against BP and eight other companies over the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico - the fines and penalties could reach into the tens of billions of dollars.
Now all the legal wrangling has officially begun with the Department of Justice filing a civil lawsuit in New Orleans against BP and eight other companies over the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Although the complaint does not specify the damages that the administration is seeking, the fines and penalties under the laws cited in the complaint could reach into the tens of billions of dollars.
“We will not hesitate to take whatever steps are necessary to hold accountable those who are responsible for this spill,” said Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.
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Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.