Bush’s DoJ killed criminal probe into BP

The question now is, Will Obama’s DoJ be any different? The record so far isn’t promising…


How Bush’s DOJ Killed a Criminal Probe Into BP
That Threatened to Net Top Officials
by Jason Leopod

Mention the name of the corporation BP to Scott West and two words immediately come to mind: Beyond Prosecution.

West was the special agent in charge with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) criminal division who had been probing alleged crimes committed by BP and the company’s senior officials in connection with a March 2006 pipeline rupture at the company’s Prudhoe Bay operations in Alaska’s North Slope that spilled 267,000 gallons of crude oil across two acres of frozen tundra – the second largest spill in Alaska’s history – which went undetected for nearly a week.

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