Tampa Seeks $50M From BP For Revenue Lost After Oil Spill

Law360, Miami (January 18, 2013, 6:39 PM EST) -- Mayor Bob Buckhorn of Tampa, Fla., said Thursday that the city was asking for $50 million from BP PLC as compensation for tourism-related revenue lost after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster.

Buckhorn said Tampa would join other Florida Gulf Coast cities like Pensacola and Key West in seeking damages against the oil giant.

“The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was one of the greatest man-made disasters in our country's history,” Buckhorn said. “It has been firmly established that the damage was severe to our environment...
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