Sunday, May 9, 2010

U.S. Considers 'Malfeasance' in Leak

"Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday said he had dispatched Justice Department officials to the Gulf Coast to determine whether there had been any "misfeasance" or "malfeasance" related to the leaking oil rig off the Gulf of Mexico.

Mr. Holder, speaking on ABC's "This Week," said he sent the officials to the area to advise him on "what our options are." He said the government's primary focus was on preventing the leaking oil from devastating the coast when it reaches land.

A spokesman for BP PLC, which leased the rig that suffered an explosion last month that caused the leak, declined to comment, citing a company policy not to comment on causes of the leak while investigations are ongoing." More>>>>

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