Sabotaging Energy Industry is Giving Aid to Enemies

After the tragic explosion on the Deep Horizon oil platform in 2010, who was the first person prosecuted by Obama administration?  The answer will surprise even the regular readers of this site.

That person was BP engineer Kurt Mix, who led the efforts to stop the oil spill, and had no involvement with the well prior to the blowout.   But the Department of Justice, headed by Eric Holder,  indicted him anyway.  Kurt was charged with two counts of obstruction of justice (carrying penalty up to 20 years in prison) for deleting text messages from his personal cell phone.

Of course, nobody expected DOJ to prosecute the government “regulators”, on whose watch the disaster happened. But prosecuting an engineer, who was not involved in any conduct that led to the explosion, but was sent in and literally tried to “save the planet”? (Well, the spill was tiny compared to the ocean size, but still, Kurt Mix probably contributed more to ocean protection than all environmentalist organizations over the last 20 years.)  That was gross even for the Obama administration.

Obama administration diverted billions dollars from the settlement with BP to its friends among environmentalist and climate alarmist groups.  There is strong evidence that it sabotaged efforts to mitigate consequences of the Deep Horizon disaster in order to promote its Climatist agenda.  Crazed prosecution of the man who tried to stop the oil spill adds more weight to this conclusion.