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If BP is not held accountable, its crimes will be repeated.


BP's Deepwater Horizon accident

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Dear Supporter,

The U.S. Department of Justice is considering whether to prosecute BP for manslaughter in the explosion that killed 11 workers on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico last year. BP could also be charged with deliberately understating the magnitude of the resulting oil gusher in an effort to limit the impact on its stock price.

Click here to email the Justice Department to request equal justice for all.

The following email will be sent (with any note you care to add):

Dear Attorney General Holder,

We expect federal prosecutors to be fair and weigh all the evidence. But we also know that corporate criminals whose gross negligence causes death and destruction are often treated much more leniently than actual persons. Please don't allow that to happen in the case of BP.

Signed,


If BP is not held accountable, its crimes will be repeated. BP has already returned to funding U.S. electoral campaigns. It is receiving major U.S. government contracts. And, it plans to resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico later this year. Accountability can begin with enforcement of our laws.

Click here to email Attorney General Eric Holder.

Sincerely,
Sarah, Aimee, David
and the RootsAction Team

Resources:

"BP Is Said to Face U.S. Review for Manslaughter Charges"


"Oil Spill Inquiry Starting to Pick up Pace: Charges Called Likely by Year's End Against BP"

"'5 Million Barrels of Oil Does Not Disappear': Author, Activist Antonia Juhasz on the BP Spill, One Year Later"

"What If Executives Feared Prison Time For Health and Safety Crimes?"

"A Year After Spill, BP Gives Political Contributions to Republican Leaders"


"BP Still Being Awarded Lucrative Government Contracts"


"Secret Memos Expose Link Between Oil Firms and Invasion of Iraq"

"BP Will Be Back Drilling In The Gulf Of Mexico As Early As July"


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