Killed BP Probe
Probe Threatened to Net Top Officials
Mention the name of the corporation BP to Scott
West and two words immediately come to mind: Beyond
West was the special agent-in-charge at the Environmental
Protection Agency's (EPA) Criminal Investigation 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
across two acres of frozen tundra - the second
largest spill in Alaska's history - which went undetected for nearly a
West was confident that the thousands of hours
he invested into the criminal investigation would result in felony charges
against BP and the company's senior executives
who received advanced warnings from dozens of employees who worked
at its Prudhoe Bay facility that unless immediate
steps were taken to repair the severely corroded pipeline, a disaster on
with that of the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill was
only a matter of time.
In fact, West, who spent nearly two decades at
the EPA's criminal division, was also told the pipeline was going to rupture
- about six months before it happened.
In a wide-ranging interview with Truthout, West
described how Bush's Justice Department (DOJ) abruptly shut down his
investigation into BP in August 2007 and gave
the company a "slap on the wrist" for what he says were serious environmental
crimes that should have sent some BP executives
Two things popped into my head when I read this
and both of them pissed me off.
to use things like this against the Rethug bastards.
What would be easier than saying,
"Vote for us, we'll keep the air, water
and oceans clean," but they REFUSE.
This is example Number 4,128 of
why listing the facts is always a great idea.
vote for my opponent, expect BIG OIL to rin wild at your expense,"
Our Democrats are just too stupid
or too cowardly to list the damn facts
you $50 that Obama will refuse to look into this - it's "not
nice" and he wants to "move
I gotta ask - is there ANY fucking
crime that Obama would agree to investigate?
Jesus Christ, there's a good chance
the Gulf will never be the same in our lifetime - and nobody pays
Spill May Far Exceed Official Estimates
seafood may undergo testing for years
using toxic dispersant in Gulf oil clean-up
Is Obama going to be a sissy Kumbaya freak and do nothing
How did we all get stuck in a party full of quitters
and surrender monkeys?
Why do Democtars run for office and refuse to work when
they get there
while the GOP works harder than hell every waking
minute of the fucking day?
I need a drink...
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