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Yet again, BP is trying to duck responsibility for trashing the Gulf

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BP is hoping that Americans will take their eyes off the prize — which is exactly why the public needs to stay vigilant and fight off the latest, significant efforts by the British oil giant to shirk its culpability¬†for trashing one of America’s most treasured resources, the Gulf of Mexico. In the immediate embarrassment and outrage over 2010’s Deepwater Horizon disaster, BP at...

Arbitrary and capricious BP settlement needs a do-over

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As regular readers know, I have been working on behalf of a long list of everyday residents business owners and citizens of the Gulf region, and I have strongly objected to the terms of the $7.8 billion proposed settlement of claims against BP for its reckless actions in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. In September, I lodged some of my written objections to the federal judge overseeing the case...

Stuart H. Smith is an attorney based in New Orleans fighting major oil companies and other polluters.
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