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Struggling to convey command of the worsening Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the Obama administration is taking steps to distance itself from BP and is dispatching Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to the Gulf Coast to meet with federal and state prosecutors. The Holder trip could signal that the environmental calamity might become the subject of a criminal investigation.
A government forecast shows the oil slick potentially striking the popular tourist beaches of Mississippi and Alabama later this week. The official arrival of hurricane season Tuesday has incited a new rash of dire scenarios.
The new on-scene coordinator at the command center is Rear Adm. James A. Watson. White House officials said Monday that no one was unhappy with Landry, only with the arrangement in which the government and BP shared a microphone.
Originally posted by someotherguy
Over 2 weeks into the worst oil spill in history & Obama hasn't started a criminal investigation is just criminal. Yep, make sure BP has time to get rid of evidence & get their story straight. They should have had criminal investigators on the ground the very day it started.
BP Beyond Prosecution