14 August 2013, 05:43

BP sues US government over Gulf spill

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Oil firm BP has filed suit against the US government for banning it from federal contracts after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, documents showed Tuesday.

In a suit filed in federal court in Texas, BP said the ban last year by the US Environmental Protection Agency, which locked it out of new business with the government, surpassed the agency's authority and constituted an abuse of power.

Voice of Russia, AFP

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