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POGO's Comment on BP's Tax Deductions

July 28, 2010 


"You've got to be kidding—BP cannot get away with using accounting tricks to avoid accountability. BP should make good on its commitments, not pass the cost of its own misconduct along to taxpayers."

-- POGO Executive Director Danielle Brian, in response to reports that BP plans to cut its U.S. tax bill by $9.9 billion through deductions related to the oil spill.

For the latest on POGO's blog, read BP Tax Deduction Explainer, July 28, 2010.

Find out more about POGO's work regarding the Gulf oil spill.

Founded in 1981, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that champions good government reforms. POGO's investigations into corruption, misconduct, and conflicts of interest achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical federal government.

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