Justice Department to Investigate Oil Spill

The Justice Department said Tuesday that it would open a criminal and civil investigation into the Gulf oil disaster as government projections showed the massive slick moving closer to shore. After a tour of the afflicted areas, Attorney General Eric Holder said that the wide-ranging inquiry was "our obligation under the law." Holder declined to specify whether the probe would target energy company BP, which operated the oil rig that caused the leak. However, BP shares lost 15 percent of their...Full Story
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