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Legal Lessons for the Gulf from Alaska

Washington Post:

How to sue an oil company: Tips for the gulf from a veteran of the Valdez spill

I heard an interesting quote from a BP executive on Friday — to the effect of “the future of drilling as we know it has been changed.” Lawsuits are going to happen and I’m in favor of all legitimate claims, but the story that I think is still missing here is that BP — and all other oil companies and drillers — are still trying to figure out why the “fail-safe” mechanisms failed. It would make a lot of sense for the pro-drilling folks to be more aggressive on figuring out what went wrong than the anti-drilling folks.

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