BP lobbied for terrorist

Another reason to despise BP (there are so many):

The oil giant BP faced a new furor on Thursday as it confirmed that it had lobbied the British government to conclude a prisoner-transfer agreement that the Libyan government wanted to secure the release of the only person ever convicted for the 1988 Lockerbie airliner bombing over Scotland, which killed 270 people, 189 of them Americans. . .

BP’s statement on Thursday repeated earlier acknowledgments that it had promoted the transfer agreement to protect a $900 million offshore oil-and-gas exploration deal off Libya’s Mediterranean coast. The British justice minister at the time, Jack Straw, admitted after Mr. Megrahi was repatriated and freed that the BP deal was a consideration in the review of his case.

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One Response to BP lobbied for terrorist

  1. At the very least, BP lobbying the British Gov’t for a prisoner release raises the question of what can be considered business activity. For BP to have lobbied with an oil deal outstanding represents at least the appearance of a conflict of interest.

    See Related: http://euandus3.wordpress.com/2010/07/15/973/

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