I do have a problem with the current fines against BP for Deepwater, BP did NOT design, build, own or operate the platform. It was leased to BP, the only reason the EPA went after BP was because of Deep Pockets. Finally, what is the EPA going to do with the money? Reduce next years budget request? Clean up the Gulf? Assist the people affected by the spill? Have a great business as usual party in some expensive resort? I bet even you can answer the above correctly. In fact, I bet even the "poorly educated conservatives" can even answer the questions.