Friday, April 19, 2013

Attorney General Jim Hood sues BP over oil spill

Just shy of the 3 year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, the State of Mississippi has filed suit against BP in both state and federal court. Here's a quote from a press release from Attorney General Jim Hood:

Attorney General Jim Hood stated, “I have worked very hard to get BP to discuss a reasonable settlement. BP refused to negotiate, forcing the state to take this action. BP would not even agree to waive the statute of limitations while we negotiated, which could have prevented the State from having to file suit and saved both them and the taxpayers a lot of money paying lawyers and fighting in the courts.”

You can read the full press release at:

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