DOJ-BP Oil Spill Deal Premature: EPA Investigator

Law360, New York (November 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The inspector general for the U.S. Department of Justice needs to investigate whether the agency improperly dropped its criminal prosecution of a massive BP PLC oil spill in northern Alaska, an environmental advocacy group asserted Tuesday in a complaint filed on behalf of an ex-federal investigator.

The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, an alliance of local and state federal resource professionals, lodged a complaint on behalf of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency special agent-in-charge who retired last week, arguing that the $20 million settlement the DOJ...
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