UM: BP Oil Spill

The New York Times reports on the impact of the BP oil spill one year after it occurred, and looks at how funding is being allocated for cleanup. The article quotes David M. Uhlmann, an expert in environmental law at the University of Michigan: “If no new legislation is passed, the Justice Department is likely to negotiate for a large natural resource damage claim, perhaps even at the expense of civil penalties, and may try to obtain additional funds for restoration efforts as part of any criminal plea agreement or civil consent decree.” [Source]