Trump Seeks Sanctions On European Subsea Gas Pipeline
By Andrea Shalal (Reuters) – The United States is urging European allies and private companies to halt work that could help build the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline and...
Today, the U.S. Deptartment of Justice announced filing of a civil lawsuit against BP and several other companies involved in the Gulf Oil Spill, seeking undisclosed penalties and damages under the Oil Pollution Act and the Clean Water Act. The Justice Department will also be looking to hold some defendants liable without limitation under the Oil Pollution Act for oil-spill-removal costs and other damages, including that of natural resources. This is the federal government’s first major legal action in the Gulf Oil disaster.
Other defendants named in the lawsuit include certain subsidiaries of Transocean, Anadarko Petroleum Corp., MOEX Offshore, Triton Asset Leasing, and QBE Underwriting Ltd./Lloyd’s Syndicate 1036. Halliburton Co., on the other hand, was not named in the suit.
In the complaint, the U.S. alleges violations of federal safety and operational regulations, including:
Read HERE for the full announcment fromt he U.S. Dept. of Justice.
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