If BP is not held accountable, its crimes will be repeated.
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.
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.
Sarah, Aimee, David
and the RootsAction Team
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