US judge: BP’s reckless conduct led to 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill

US judge: BP’s reckless conduct led to 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill

A federal judge on Thursday said oil giant BP acted with gross negligence ahead of the catastrophic 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico, paving the way for the corporation to pay perhaps billions of dollars in fines.

“BP’s conduct was reckless,” United States District Judge Carl Barbier wrote in a decision handed down early Thursday from a federal courthouse in Louisiana.

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