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High-stakes trial begins over 2010 Gulf oil spill

February 26, 2013
By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN , THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW ORLEANS - BP bears most of the blame for the disastrous 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico because it cut corners and put profits ahead of safety, a U.S. Justice Department attorney charged Monday at the opening of a high-stakes trial that could result in the oil company and its partners being forced to pay billions more in damages.

 
 

 

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