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Bp Liability

Sam Stein

BP's Influence Peddling Bears Fruit In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

As millions of barrels of oil began pouring into the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, Democratic lawmakers began asking the question: what was the proper...

Lucia Graves

Liability Cap Fight May Sink Senate Spill Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Top Senators argued Wednesday over whether oil firms should have to pay for all spill-related damages, and whether that requirement should be applied ...

Sam Stein

GOP's Oil-Spill Liability Bill Would Have BP Only Paying $150 Million

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Under the leading Republican plan for BP's post-spill economic liability, those affected would receive potentially as little as $150 million due to th...

Sam Stein

Sen. Menendez Scores Important Victory In Lifting BP's Liability Cap

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After weeks of inaction and Republican obstruction, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) finally scored a victory on Wednesday when a Senate committee approv...

Maritime Laws Protect BP, Not Gulf Coast Residents

Anthony Tarricone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anthony Tarricone

The corporations involved in this spill have clearly demonstrated that they cannot be counted on to police themselves.

Sam Stein

GOP Outraged By 'Shakedown' BP Escrow Account, Apologizes To CEO

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans on the Hill have calculated that President Obama's successful demand that BP set up a $20 billion escrow account to pay out claims is ripe...

Sam Stein

Obama To Demand BP Create Liability Account For Spill Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hoping to make progress on the issue of retroactive liability for the oil spill, The White House is set to demand that executives at BP set up an acco...

Sam Stein

Dorgan: Exxon Valdez Legacy Looms Over BP Liability Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The lessons of the Exxon Valdez disaster have made members of Congress increasingly insecure about the promises made by BP to cover the total cost of ...

Sam Stein

Obama's Support For Unlimited Oil Spill Liability May Not Include BP: Congressman

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congressional officials are worried that despite the White House's endorsement of unlimited liability for oil companies involved in damaging spills, a...

Sam Stein

Gulf Oil Spill: Frustration Mounts As Congress Can't Even Get BP's Liability Cap Raised

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's been more than three weeks since Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) unveiled a proposal to raise the liability cap to $10 billion for oil companies in...

Kirkland & Ellis, Chicago Law Firm, To Represent BP In Oil Spill Case

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Facing billions of dollars in potential compensation to victims, BP PLC, owner of the ruptured well spewing oil in the Gulf, has turned to Chicago's K...