BP executives sought to steer blame for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster away from themselves and toward “blue collar rig workers,” U.S. Justice Department lawyers charge, according to a newly released section of court documents. The accusations were part of a 39-page document detailing the U.S. government’s harsh criticism of BP’s internal investigation of the deadly spill, which erupted from BP’s blown-out Macondo well, killing 11 workers, and flooding the Gulf of Mexico with more than 200 million gallons of oil. Accusations that BP was trying to pin the blame on workers were originally blacked out in accordance with ... Read More
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