Alabama to Sue BP
Posted on Aug 13, 2010
The great state of Alabama has announced it will sue BP, Transocean and Halliburton for the “catastrophic harm” that followed from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig blowout in the Gulf of Mexico.
Alabama’s attorney general said the amount of damages the state is seeking will be in “the amount it will take to make Alabama whole.” —JCL
Alabama is suing BP Plc, Transocean and Halliburton for “catastrophic harm” caused by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the state’s attorney general said on Friday.
“We are making this claim because we believe that BP has inflicted catastrophic harm on the state,” Attorney General Troy King told Reuters.
“We are suing them for the amount it will take to make Alabama whole,” he said, declining to specify a figure for damages.
AP / Gerald Herbert
The Deepwater Horizon rig burns on April 21 in the Gulf of Mexico, unleashing the worst oil spill in the nation’s history.