The guy now in charge of enforcing environmental laws defended BP after Deepwater Horizon

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Jeffrey Bossert Clark, the lawyer who defended BP in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster—the country's worst oil spill to date—will soon be running the U.S. Department of Justice office that oversees environmental enforcement. The Senate confirmed Clark's nomination on Tuesday. BP, of course, was found "grossly negligent" for the disaster that killed 11 rig workers and spewed nearly 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, devastating local ecosystems and economies. Nominating people to posts for which they are particularly ill-suited, however, is classic Trump.

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