Fla. sues BP over oil spill environmental damage - KLFY News 10

Fla. sues BP over oil spill environmental damage

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - Florida has joined a multi state lawsuit stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, seeking to hold British oil company BP accountable for damage to the state's natural resources.

The complaint was filed Wednesday in Panama City federal court by the state's secretary of environmental protection and the head of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

It's separate from a lawsuit Florida's attorney general filed against BP last year over economic losses related to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

Along with BP, the new complaint lists minority partner Anadarko and rig owner Transocean as defendants responsible for harm the spill caused to Florida's ecosystems and wildlife.

BP spokesman Geoff Morrell says the company is reviewing Florida's lawsuit and continues to evaluate potential spill-related environmental damage.

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