Enviro Group Asks 5th Circ. To Reinstate Deepwater Claims

Law360, New York (June 26, 2012, 6:39 PM EDT) -- The Center For Biological Diversity on Monday asked the Fifth Circuit to reinstate its third-party environmental claims in the multidistrict litigation against BP PLC and Transocean Deepwater Inc. over the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, arguing it maintains standing to pursue relief.

Even though the Macondo well — the source of the discharge during the massive Gulf of Mexico spill — had been sealed before the suit was filed, the CBD claimed it still should be able to pursue civil penalties to deter BP, Transocean and the...
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