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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects BP, Anadarko Over Deepwater Horizon Spill Penalties

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected bids by BP and Anadarko Petroleum to avoid penalties under federal pollution law in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The high court left in place a June 2014 ruling by the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. That ruling said the companies were liable for civil penalties under the federal Clean Water Act. The April 20, 2010, Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion and Macondo oil well rupture killed 11 workers and caused the largest offshore environmental disaster in U.S. history. It polluted large parts of the Gulf, killing marine wildlife and harming businesses. BP could face a maximum penalty of $13.7 billion under the Clean Water Act. Anadarko says it could be required to pay more than $1 billion. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/VU6AZuGGuFY/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com