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Obama administration sues BP, other companies in gulf oil spill

Publié par Clifford Armion le 16/12/2010

Richard A. Serrano and Neela Banerjee

"The Obama administration filed a civil complaint Wednesday against BP and eight other companies over the gulf oil spill this year, setting up a lengthy and complex legal battle over cleanup costs and penalties that could amount to billions of dollars.

"The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in New Orleans, alleges a series of violations of federal safety and operational regulations that resulted in the April 20 explosion and fire on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. It charged that the companies "failed to take necessary precautions" to properly control the well and "failed to use the best available and safest drill technology" in the gulf waters.

"It also accuses several companies of violations of the Clean Water Act, which could result in penalties based on the amount of oil spilled estimated by the government to be 206 million, but disputed by BP."

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"Obama administration sues BP, other companies in gulf oil spill", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2010. Consulté le 19/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/obama-administration-sues-bp-other-companies-in-gulf-oil-spill