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.
Clean Water Act and Oil Pollution Act Violation
Charged in the U.S. agency suit against BP are BP Exploration & Production Inc., Anadarko Exploration & Production LP, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, MOEX OFfshore 2007 LLC, Triton Asset Leasing GMBH, Transocean Holdings LLC, Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling Inc., Transocean Deepwater Inc. and QBE Underwriting Ltd/Lloyd's Syndicate 1036.
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