Mississippi Files Lawsuits Against BPBy Daniel Cherry | Published 19 Apr 2013 04:48pm |
Three years after the largest environmental disaster in American history, Mississippi has filed lawsuits against BP for the 2010 oil spill. Mississippi is now the third state to file suit against the company.
The commercials indicate BP is doing all that it can to fix problems on the coast three years after spilling more than 4 million barrels of oil into the Gulf.
But Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says BP won't discuss a reasonable settlement, so he's filed lawsuits in federal and state court. Cynthia Sarthou is Executive Director of the Gulf Restoration Network.
"I'm a little surprised that it took this long for the state of Mississippi to realize that BP is not going to just step up and voluntarily hand the states the compensation they think they're entitled to," says Sarthou.
The state seeks to recover economic losses and damages to its marine and coastal environments.
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