Governor Bentley responds to new BP oil spill report

Governor Robert Bentley on new BP oil spill report
Governor Robert Bentley on new BP oil spill report

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The state of Alabama is suing BP and others in connection with the spill and the damage along the state's beaches. State officials will obviously be taking a look at that new federal report.

The oil spill damage not only caused environmental damage but it also caused economic damage all over the state. The biggest hit is tourism along the state's popular beaches.

Governor Robert Bentley provided WSFA 12 News with comments regarding this new report.

"This report is yet another example that all of the facts which lead to this catastrophe have yet to come to light. We look forward to learning all of the facts that lead to this disaster and will hold all responsible parties accountable for the damages that they have done to the state," Bentley said.

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange is leading the efforts on behalf of the state to get damages from BP and others. A federal court is overseeing the case and has a tentative trial date set of next February. The deadline for individuals to file a claim with BP was in April.

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