Colorado Editorials

The Greeley Tribune: If allegations in Anadarko lawsuit prove true, it offers an important reminder

Author: Lisa Walton - August 19, 2018 - Updated: August 18, 2018

We honestly don’t know if anything a lawsuit against Anadarko Petroleum alleges is true. But it’s a good reminder of one of our most dangerous human traits.

We tend to think safety checks, regulations and following guidelines are a waste of time.

We’ve been conditioned to think that way because most of the time, if not almost all the time, the checks seem to be unnecessary. Things were fine and running smoothly. Everything was A-OK.

Except there are rare times when they weren’t, and sometimes, ignoring those rules brings dire consequences.

It’s unfair, honestly, that a house exploded after years of what a lawsuit filed by investors says was negligent operations by top Anadarko officials. Again, lawsuits are one-sided, and Anadarko chose to remain quiet.

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Lisa Walton