Justice for the Gulf

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We, the undersigned, want it to be known that the victims of the Gulf Oil Disaster deserve to be heard by a judge with no ties to Big Oil.

Over 300 lawsuits have been filed in regards to the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon and the subsequent oil spill. BP, among others, are named as the defendants in these lawsuits. Back in June, BP requested that a single Judge preside over the combined lawsuits: Judge Lynn Hughes of Houston, Texas. Judge Hughes has an immense conflict of interest because of his deep ties to the oil and gas industry. The residents who are already affected deserve a truly independent Judge to preside over these lawsuits.

Therefore, we the undersigned petition the JPML to select a Judge with no ties to the oil industry.