BP, Anadarko Fight Deepwater CWA Claims In 5th Circ.

Law360, New York (August 26, 2013, 7:13 PM EDT) -- BP PLC and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. told the Fifth Circuit on Friday that they can't be held liable for Clean Water Act violations tied to the Deepwater Horizon disaster, blasting the U.S. Department of Justice’s “expansive” reading of the statute as unfounded in decades of CWA jurisprudence.

BP and Anadarko, which co-owned the Macondo well that burst underneath the Deepwater Horizon rig, say they aren’t liable for civil penalties under the CWA because the last equipment the oil touched as it flowed into the Gulf of...
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