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Two More Bay Area Cities Join BP Lawsuit

Two More Bay Area Cities Join BP Lawsuit

CLEARWATER, Fla. (970 WFLA/AP)- Two more Bay area cities are suing oil giant BP over tens of millions of dollars in lost tax revenues from the 2010 deepwater horizon oil spill.

Dunedin and Clearwater join Tampa and Hillsborough county, along with the state of Florida, that are also suing BP.

The lawsuits from Clearwater and Dunedin were two of nearly 60 suits that South Carolina-based law firm Motley Rice filed Friday in U.S. district court in Louisiana.

The cities claim they suffered millions in losses from hotel, gas, sales and other tax and fee receipts because of the spill. No oil washed into the Tampa Bay area but the cities say visitors were scared away.

 

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