Oil Spill Law & Lawsuits - FindLaw
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Oil spills happen when crude oil or petroleum is released into the environment because of human activity. An oil spill is a serious environmental hazard and can cause personal and economic injury to people and businesses. Recently the Deepwater Horizon oil rig contracted to British Petroleum (BP) exploded off the coast of Louisiana and then sank releasing milions of gallons of oil into the Gulf Coast. This section contains BP oil spill, Transocean, Exxon Valdez oil spill law, oil spill lawyer, and oil spill related legal information.