Sat Apr 20, 2013, 03:04 PM
alp227 (29,750 posts)
Florida sues BP, Halliburton over 2010 oil spill
The state of Florida on Saturday filed a lawsuit against BP and Halliburton over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
The suit argues that Florida is entitled to the revenues it lost because of the spill. These include a long list of lost taxes -- sales, corporate, cigarette, liquor -- and other forms of revenue for the state, such as rental car surcharges.
Florida is also seeking punitive damages for the "misconduct that led to this environmental and economic disaster," according to a statement from the state attorney general's office.
State Attorney General Pam Bondi filed the lawsuit on the third anniversary of the oil spill.
Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/20/us/florida-oil-spill-lawsuit/index.html
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|Jeremy Almond||Apr 2013||#1|
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Sat Apr 20, 2013, 03:08 PM
Jeremy Almond (26 posts)
1. AGree...and I wish Earth could sue
Those who damage the environment. The damage from that spill is irreversible unfortunately. These companies must be punished strictly.
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Sun Apr 21, 2013, 12:14 PM
1monster (11,012 posts)
8. The people of Florida are, for the most part, good, hospitable, caring folks who are
more progressive than our manipulated electoral results would indicate. And who deserve better in that area.
What feels weird is to be in total agreement with AG Pam Bondi's actions. But, in this case, I'm very happy to be so.