Finally, a Criminal Charge in the BP Oil Spill

But it’s just an engineer, Kurt Mix, charged with obstruction of justice for deleting text messages about what was really going on.  While BP was publicly estimating the flow rate as 5,000 BOPD (barrels of oil per day), Mix was saying it exceeded 15,000.

But until top executives actually go to prison, nothing will change.  Fines, shmines.

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