The Week in TreeHugger: US Sues BP, New Car Smell Kills Cyclist and More (Slideshow)

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The U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency have filed suit against BP and eight other firms, asking that they be held liable for all clean up and damage costs associated with the Gulf Oil Spill.

In other major green news this week, a "new car smell" is blamed for a hit-and-run on a cyclist in Vail; San Jose, California bans plastic shopping bags; NASA publishes two world maps showing that the planet is warming, the MacGyver approach to winter biking (zip ties!), and more in The Week in TreeHugger.

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