BP sues U.S. alleging abuse of power after 2010 Gulf spill

By Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 21:36 EDT
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Photo taken on on April 21, 2010 shows a US Coast Guard handout image of fire boat response crews as they battle the blazing remnants of the BP operated off shore oil rig, Deepwater Horizon (AFP)
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Oil firm BP has filed suit against the US government for banning it from federal contracts after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, documents showed Tuesday.

In a suit filed in federal court in Texas, BP said the ban last year by the US Environmental Protection Agency, which locked it out of new business with the government, surpassed the agency’s authority and constituted an abuse of power.

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