Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has sued BP and Halliburton for more than $5.4 billion in the hopes of recapturing money lost to the state in the past or future due to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil blast and spill.
“We know BP has caused a tremendous amount of damage to our state,” Bondi told reporters at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. “Millions of barrels of oil were spilled into our Gulf for months and months during the height of tourism season in our state. There is no doubt in my mind that BP must be required to compensate our state for our losses.”
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Staff writer Jane Musgrave and the Associated Press and News Service of Florida contributed to this story.