US sues BP, eight others to cover cleanup, losses from Gulf oil spill

Christian Science Monitor: The Justice Department filed suit on Wednesday against BP Exploration and Production Inc. and eight other companies, seeking unlimited payments to cover ongoing cleanup costs and economic losses from the massive offshore oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The civil complaint, filed in federal court in New Orleans, alleges that BP and others violated federal safety regulations and that those violations caused or contributed to the April 20 explosion and the oil spill that continued for nearly three......

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