September 14th, 2010
11:45 AM ET

Justice Department expects to sue BP

The Justice Department expects to sue BP for damages from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to a filing made Monday night with the U.S. District Court in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Justice Department attorneys told the court it might seek claims under the Oil Pollution Act, which was enacted in 1990 after the Exxon-Valdez oil spill, and the Clean Water Act, which gives the government the right to seek potentially huge penalties.


- From CNN's Alan Chenoff

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  1. villa

    People Americans stand up as one to this politicians that just want to size up there$ they dont care there more worry about a country thousands of miles away,while America is busy at each others throat.

    September 14, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Truth behind the scenes...

    I was working for the team that took over on Aug. 23; I will like to speak with an attorney from the affected areas! Contact me with your information....


    September 14, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth behind the scenes...


      September 14, 2010 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. philipe12

    It has become impossible to even guesstimate how much oil flowed into the gulf. The day after a popular oceanographer filmed oil spewing from the ocean floor our Gov. banned research vessels from approaching any closer than 60 mi, from the oilwell. You might have seen Cousteu's report on tv. This means that Haliburtons cement job failure was also to blame. This lawsuit is for one reason then, to make it appear that the gov. is resolute about keeping the gulf clean. It wasn't clean before this and won't be clean afterwards, duh.

    September 15, 2010 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
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