Challenge to spill size could affect fine
BP attorneys argue government overstated spill from Macondo well in the Gulf by 20-50%; company will present own estimate
The Associated Press
BP is mounting a new challenge to the U.S. government’s estimates of how much oil flowed from the runaway well deep below the Gulf of Mexico, an argument that could reduce by billions of dollars the federal pollution fines it faces for the largest offshore oil spill in history.
BP’s lawyers are arg....
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States want money
Billions at stake
White House involved
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