As lawsuits mount over the BP oil spill, conservationists and fishermen have a new target: the U.S. Department of Interior's Minerals Management Service. Environmental law firm Earthjustice and New Orleans' Waltzer & Wiygul filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday, claiming the agency violated federal law by exempting oil companies that drill in the Gulf of Mexico from disclosing blowout and worst-case spill scenarios as well as plans for dealing with them before approving the companies' offshore drilling plans.
Interior Department Hit With Lawsuit Over BP Oil Spill
The National Law Journal
May 19, 2010