BP admits lobbying to get convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi released in order to protect a $900,000,000 deal to drill off the coast of Libya.
Skip to 1:36 for the meat...
"I'm ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday," Mr. Barton said in his opening statement. "I think it is a tragedy of the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterize as a shakedown — in this case a $20 billion shakedown."
Now, had he said, $200 billion, he'd still be a treasonous fucking whore....
Test results from well not as hoped
"Pressure readings from the cap atop BP's busted well are less than ideal, but the crude will remain locked in while engineers look for a possible leak."
and BP buys up Gulf scientists for legal defense, roiling academic community more merchant of doubt bullshit, I guess $$$ can buy you IDEOLOGY too... IDEOLOGY gets you $$$ and $$$ gets you IDEOLOGY.
The contract requires scientists to agree to withhold data even in the face of a court order if BP decides to fight such an order. It stipulates that scientists will be paid only for research approved in writing by BP.