Yahoo news reports Feds open criminal probe of Gulf oil spill:
Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that federal authorities have opened criminal and civil investigations into the nation’s worst oil spil, and BP lost billions in market value when shares dropped in the first trading day since the company failed yet again to plug the gusher.
Investors presumably realized the best chance to stop the leak was months away and there was no end in sight to the cleanup. As BP settled in for the long-term, Holder announced the criminal probe, though he would not specify the companies or individuals that might be targeted.
“We will closely examine the actions of those involved in the spill. If we find evidence of illegal behavior, we will be extremely forceful in our response,” Holder said in New Orleans. Continue reading “The gang that couldn't shoot straight after Katrina aims criminal probe at Gulf oil spill”
The pressure is starting to show on His Worship and I hope this series illustrates why. Let’s begin at Crooks and Liars courtesy of Sock:
To answer Sock’s question let the Slabbing begin.
The outrage over His Majesty’s comments flooded my inbox. This one from a noted litigator sums up the anger: Continue reading “Slicked and Slabbed the BP disaster Part 1: Tony Hayward, arrogant ass, welcome to Slabbed.”
Almost 5 full years after Hurricane Katrina, permanent affordable housing via the Mississippi Cottage pilot program is once again topical because Gulfport is changing the rules midstream for permanent placement of Mississippi Cottages per Anita Lee’s reporting last week. I was not a fan of the cottages originally but my thinking has evolved, especially after The City of Gulfport lead the way with a comprehensive ordinance that was emulated across the coast.
We link Anita’s writing a good bit so the video embed should give our readers a bit more color on the person behind the keyboard as well as depth on this issue.