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Sat Apr 20, 2013, 03:04 PM

Florida sues BP, Halliburton over 2010 oil spill

Source: CNN

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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Reply Florida sues BP, Halliburton over 2010 oil spill (Original post)
alp227 Apr 2013 OP
Jeremy Almond Apr 2013 #1
primavera Apr 2013 #6
davidpdx Apr 2013 #7
forestpath Apr 2013 #2
geomon666 Apr 2013 #3
1monster Apr 2013 #8
NealK Apr 2013 #4
DonCoquixote Apr 2013 #5
BethanyQuartz Apr 2013 #9

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 03:08 PM

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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Response to Jeremy Almond (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 01:48 AM

6. Hear, hear

Welcome to DU!

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Response to Jeremy Almond (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 10:11 AM

7. Better yet, Mother Nature

she'd come down and beat them with a stick.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 03:53 PM

2. It feels weird to be rooting for Florida.

 

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Response to forestpath (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 03:54 PM

3. Root for the people of Florida

Whose lives BP destroyed.

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Response to forestpath (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 12:14 PM

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.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 05:03 PM

4. That's great news, I hope they'll win.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 08:19 PM

5. This is Rick Scott

playing the "please please please don't fire me" bit. He knows he is cooked, especially if Charlie Crist runs.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 12:29 PM

9. Good!

 

Time for companies and their shareholders to eat the cost of their mistakes.

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