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BP trial moves on to determine how much oil spilled

BY JULIE CART
Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The second phase of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill trial begins Monday in New Orleans, restarting a legal juggernaut that could saddle the energy giant with the largest environmental penalty in U.S. history, determine the future health of the Gulf of Mexico and calculate, finally, the amount of crude oil that spewed from the crippled well.
The case  has been droning on with little fanfare since February. But its high-stakes outcome has riveted both the legal world and the environmental community.
The first phase of the nonjury trial examined the cause ...


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