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Bush DoJ 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 Prosecution.

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 oil 
across two acres of frozen tundra - the second largest spill in Alaska's history - which went undetected for nearly a week.

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 par 
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 to jail.

Two things popped into my head when I read this and both of them pissed me off.

Our scared-to-death Democrats REFUSE 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.
  "If you vote for my opponent, expect BIG OIL to rin wild at your expense," but noooooooooooo.
   Our Democrats are just too stupid or too cowardly to list the damn facts

I'll bet you $50 that Obama will refuse to look into this - it's "not nice" and he wants to "move forward."
   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 for that?
   Gulf Spill May Far Exceed Official Estimates 

   Gulf seafood may undergo testing for years 

   BP using toxic dispersant in Gulf oil clean-up 

   Is Obama going to be a sissy Kumbaya freak and do nothing about this?
   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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