Finding Criminal Liability When The Smoke Clears ...

Law360, New York (June 14, 2010, 11:02 AM EDT) -- Nearly two months after its oil rig exploded off the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, BP has tried many strategies for containing the spill and removing the oil, including setting the oil-filled surface water on fire to burn off some of the oil into the atmosphere — turning a water disaster into an airborne one.

The clouds of black and brown smoke billowing from the gulf have become symbols of the environmental devastation that has fueled a public outcry that the corporations and individuals involved...
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