Sierra Club Can't Join US Spill Suit Against BP: Judge

Law360, New York (June 28, 2011, 7:54 PM EDT) -- A federal judge overseeing Louisiana-based multidistrict litigation over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Monday declined to allow the Sierra Club to intervene in the U.S. government’s suit against BP PLC and other companies tied to the well.

Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan ruled that the Sierra Club failed to show that its interests in the suit were strong enough to grant its motion to join the matter as a plaintiff.

The U.S. government hit BP, Anadarko Petroleum Corp., Transocean Ltd. and MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC and...
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