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17 Aug 2010

Tracey Dalzell Walsh, Courthouse News Service [USA]

Alabama Jumps Into Fight Against BP, as Governor Fights With His Own AG [USA]

Alabama Attorney General Troy King sued BP and allied companies for the "unprecedented environmental disaster" in the Gulf of Mexico... King [also sued]...Transocean, Anadarko Petroleum, Halliburton Energy Services and other companies involved in the Deepwater Horizon oil platform and its operations. King seeks damages for the "...physical injury to and destruction of State resources and property," including "damages equal to the net loss...due to the injury, destruction, or loss of real property, personal property, or natural resources;" damages for impaired earning capacities, and "net costs of providing increased or additional public services during or after removal activities, including protection from fire, safety, or health hazards, caused by the discharge of the oil." King claims the defendants' conduct before and after the oil rig explosion and spill "illustrates the scheme to maximize profits and ignore dangerous risks posed to human health and property..."

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USA: Minority and low-income communities allegedly receive more than their share of waste from BP oil spill clean-up

US Deepwater Horizon explosion & oil spill lawsuits