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  • Congress moves to lift oil spill liability cap Tuesday, August 3, 2010 � by scott

    Late last week the House of Representatives voted to lift the $75 million liability cap on oil spills we told you about earlier, part of the deal that in effect had consumers funding clean ups of Big Oil’s mistakes

  • How BP limits what you learn, and what you know Tuesday, June 8, 2010 � by scott

    BP refused to let the U.S. Coast Guard release video of oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico because it claimed the footage contained “proprietary details.”

  • Can the nation handle two massive oil cleanups at once? Monday, May 17, 2010 � by scott

    After the Deepwater Horizon debacle, will the federal oil spill fund have enough money to clean up the next spill?

  • Gulf rig owner invokes 1851 law seeking to limit liability Thursday, May 13, 2010 � by scott

    Swiss firm that owned the gulf drilling platform asks federal judge to limit its oil spill liability to $27 million.

  • ’80s oil-spill liability deal caps BP’s Gulf disaster damages Wednesday, May 12, 2010 � by scott

    A law hammered out in the 1980s established a $75 million liability cap for BP in the current Gulf oil spill, in return for a tax-funded spill fund.

  • With the Gulf covered in oil, Jeff Sessions now likes the idea of suing Wednesday, May 5, 2010 � by scott

    This morning, the dictionary has a new example for its definition of irony: U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions.