U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier today found BP grossly negligent for its role in the 2010 oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Audubon Society issued the following statement:

“This means that BP will finally be forced to pay what it owes to fix what it broke,” said Audubon President and CEO David Yarnold. “It is a long-awaited step toward healing and recovery for the Gulf Coast, its birds and its people. BP said it was above the law; Judge Barbier said the law applies to everyone, even multinational giants.”

Contact: Nicolas Gonzalez, ngonzalez@audubon.org, 212-979-3068

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