What BP Will Pay Under the Murkowski plan: $75,000,000.
Actual Cost of Cleanup: $587,285,345 (and counting!)
After a month of oil spewing into the Gulf, the cost of cleaning up BP's mess is $542 million and counting. But a group of Republican senators led by Lisa Murkowski of Alaska want the company to only pay for about the first five days of the cleanup and put taxpayers on the hook for everything else. More here.