April 30th, 2010
01:32 PM ET
8 years ago

Attorney general sends team to Gulf Coast

(CNN) - Attorney General Eric Holder is sending a team of Justice Department attorneys to the Gulf Coast to meet with federal prosecutors and response teams, the Justice Department said in a statement released Friday.

"The Justice Department stands ready to make available every resource at our disposal to vigorously enforce the laws that protect the people who work and reside near the Gulf, the wildlife, the environment and the American taxpayers," the statement said.

Filed under: Eric Holder • Justice Department
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  1. Steve (the real one)

    Claudia, Houston, Tx April 30th, 2010 2:34 pm ET

    What's the hurry, Gov. Jindal didn't call for a state of emergency until Wednesday and then asked for Federal Government help after everything is totally out of control
    Exactly when did Blanco and Nagin ask for help,even those they were asked to evacuate much earlier by the Bush administration? So in review, 2 dems react late, blame the GOP, GOP reacts late, blame the GOP? That what you're saying?

    April 30, 2010 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  2. DawnL/CA

    Is this really the time for lawyers? And Napolitano, of all people?? Why didn't Holder, or the powers that be, send people that know something about stopping an oil spill?? Where are all these oil "experts"? BP already know they are going to be paying forever for this oil leak. Do you think they need some lawyers to tell them this? Maybe Napolitano knows more about an oil leak than she does about BORDERS. Who knew?

    April 30, 2010 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  3. Dar

    Jerry April 30th, 2010 1:55 pm ET

    Thank Obama the lawyers should be a great help in cleaning up the oil spill. I really can not believe this even happened

    I cant even comment on how stupid that was

    Accountability In American Society April 30th, 2010 2:00 pm ET

    Sue BP now.

    Okay idiot, what are you going to sue for? How much money should you sue for?
    We dont know what the total damages are yet. There will be law suit for YEARS to come over this, look at the Exon Mobil spill, they just recently settled their suits in Alaska. YEARS and years later.

    TOTUS FOR PRESIDENT April 30th, 2010 3:14 pm ET

    Leave it to Obama to finally, after 8 days of sitting on his hands, send relief to the gulf coast – in the form of waves of LAWYERS!!! Just what they need down there right now!

    I dont like Odumbo but how would anyone know how bad this was going to be. untill a couple of days ago they were going to burn this off and then discovered that the well was leaking and that would have been a torch that burned for a long long time. Odumbo didnt do bad on this one, it isnt like we have a oil well disaster team ready to go at all times.

    Crap happens people and they are doing far better than the Alaska spill, lets give them a chance.

    April 30, 2010 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  4. Mark from Louisiana

    Looks like the part that the blowout preventer attaches to was made by a General Electric company. Do you really believe that obama will let holder sue GE if their part was at fault for this disaster?

    April 30, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  5. phoenix86

    I guess if Bush had sent his justice department to Katrina, the dems would have seen that as an appropriate response.

    Hypocracy from the left fringe is their standard.

    April 30, 2010 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  6. John

    Has Obama bothered to stop by yet??????? Did he do a fly-over????

    April 30, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  7. jim

    who cares – shut up and get in your car and drive.

    america sucks

    April 30, 2010 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  8. D.

    If he just took the same vigorous measures against terrorists who are here to kill all of us.....
    Only attacking capitalism is what on this administration's mind!

    April 30, 2010 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  9. Gene

    What caused it in the first place?

    April 30, 2010 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  10. MsDp

    Don't worry, any sane person knows this is not the President's fault; however, there is not much any one can do about the insane and their pattern of thinking. Especially when that thinking is based on a 1849 mentality, you know.

    April 30, 2010 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
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