"IN CORDOVA, ALASKA He'd just met her, but Evan Beedle wanted Rosina Philippe to know how his life changed after the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, how pieces of his identity slipped away, one label at a time. Husband. Father. Fisherman.
"A criminal investigator with the Environmental Protection Agency contacted Houston attorney Matt Shaffer this week about talking to one of the three rig workers he represents. Shaffer wouldn't say which of his clients the investigator was interested in and he didn't know the specific topics, just that it would include questions about both his hitch on the rig when the explosion occurred and activities during his prior stint." Tom Fowler blogs for the Houston Chronicle September 2, 2010.
"A team of federal investigators known as the 'BP squad' is assembling in New Orleans to conduct a wide-ranging criminal probe that will focus on at least three companies and examine whether their cozy relations with federal regulators contributed to the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, according to law enforcement and other sources." Jerry Markon reports for the Washington Post July 28, 2010.