Dolphin Injuries Leave BP Exposed To Fresh Deepwater Fines

Law360, New York (January 8, 2014, 6:24 PM EST) -- A recent government study linking dolphin injuries to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill provides unprecedented evidence for federal officials looking to target BP PLC for harm to the Gulf of Mexico's aquatic life and could cost the oil giant tens of millions of dollars in new penalties.

A team of researchers led by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists concluded last month that disease conditions for bottlenose dolphins exposed to the spill were “significantly greater in prevalence and severity” than those for dolphins in another part...
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