Jul 14, 2010 6:07 PM by Melissa Canone

Corporations Other Than BP Could Be held Liable For Spill

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder has
indicated that corporations other than BP could be held liable
eventually for the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Holder spoke at a news conference Wednesday at Dauphin Island on
the Alabama coast after a meeting with attorneys general from the
Gulf states.
He said they are looking at all the corporations that were
involved in the spill, which began gushing after an explosion at
the rig April 20.
Holder also said a task force was being formed to assess the
process for dispensing money from the $20 billion escrow fund
established by BP. He said the company has been cooperative so far
in creating the fund and paying claims, but the administration
wants to be certain that cooperation continues.


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