It's a start and while I haven't much faith in the elitist controlled justice system to actually hold anyone accountable in the end, at the very least it starts legitimately tying the words BP, criminal and negligence together in people's minds.
June 01, 2010, 7:02 PM EDT
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By Justin Blum and Aaron Kuriloff
June 1 (Bloomberg) -- The Justice Department is investigating whether any criminal or civil laws were violated in the BP Plc oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the biggest U.S. spill on record, said Attorney General Eric Holder.
“We will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law, anyone who has violated the law,” Holder said. “This disaster is nothing less than a tragedy.”
Holder announced the investigation today at a news conference in New Orleans, the same day President Barack Obama called the spill “the greatest environmental disaster of its kind in our history.” The president said, “My solemn pledge is that we will bring those responsible to justice.”
We'll see what happens.