Coast Guard Accused Of Covering Up Oil Spill

Law360, New York (March 6, 2013, 1:40 PM EST) -- The U.S. Coast Guard was hit with a suit by several environmental groups in Washington federal court Tuesday accusing it of unlawfully failing to hand over information on an allegedly ongoing Taylor Energy Co. LLC oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

According to the Louisiana Environmental Action Network, Waterkeeper Alliance and several of its Gulf Coast-area member “keeper” groups, the Coast Guard has either failed to timely respond or wrongly claimed a privilege exemption to two Freedom of Information Act requests for documents related to...
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