TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jan 20, 2015

The third phase of a trial to establish environmental penalties BP must pay for spilling millions of barrels of crude into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 opened with images of oil-coated birds and testimony about "widespread socio-cultural harm,” the Greeneville Sun reports from the Associated Press. The government wants the oil giant to pay another $13.7 billion for the birds, fish, business climate and social fabric of coastal communities harmed during the Deepwater Horizon explosion.