- Anadarko (APC) and BP ask the U.S. Appeals Court in New Orleans to toss out Judge Barbier's finding that both companies were liable under the Clean Water Act for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
- Both companies contend that Barbier improperly decided the issue of liability before trial; APC also says the government is trying to shift the burden to the owners of the spilled oil rather than who’s responsible for the discharge.
- Barbier’s ruling left both companies immediately vulnerable to $1,100/bbl fines.
Anadarko, BP ask court to reverse key spill decision
Dec 4 2013, 17:49 ET