Hood’s BP contract will intensify ‘sunshine’ effort

In a political environment that was already hostile for Democratic Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, the veteran AG apparently decided to — as the old Holmes Brothers blues song intones — “run through hell in gasoline drawers.”

To that end, Hood has hired his former boss and a former state Supreme Court justice to handle Mississippi’s claims against BP related to the 2010 explosion and fire on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. The rig was leased to BP by Transocean.

Former Mississippi Attorney General Mike Moore and former Justice Reuben Anderson got the contract.

Gulf Live
Sid Salter
3/26/12