House Dem Urges DOJ To Probe BP's Statements To Congress

Law360, New York (May 30, 2012, 6:09 PM EDT) -- A leading House Democrat on Tuesday pushed for a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into whether oil giant BP PLC lied to Congress in the weeks after the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., one of the most vocal opponents of BP in the wake of the disaster, pledged his support for “any government actions” by the Justice Department or others to hold BP accountable for false statements it may have made to Congress.

“At the time of...
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