Obama administration sues BP, other companies in gulf oil spill

The civil complaint alleges violations of federal safety and operational regulations and seeks up to $21 billon in damages. The Obama administration filed a civil complaint Wednesday against BP and eight other companies over the gulf oil spill this year, setting up a lengthy and complex legal battle over cleanup costs and penalties that could amount to billions of dollars.

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