McCollum, Gulf state AGs seek assurances from oil companiesby Dara Kam | May 5th, 2010
Attorney General Bill McCollum and the attorneys general of the four other Gulf Coast states potentially affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil blast asked the three corporations associated with the massive oil leak to put their financial commitment to the clean-up in writing.
McCollum and the AG’s of Texas, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana sent letters to BP, Transocean Ltd., and Halliburton, asking them to “memorialize their commitment to fund the protection and clean-up of our coastline and provide compensation for any economic losses suffered on an individual, corporate, and governmental level,” McCollum said in a press release.
The attorneys general also want the companies to set up a contact person and to keep all “documents, data and tangible objects” related to the disaster intact until further notice.
Read the letters here: