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La. Atty. General's office to get $5M for oil spill lawsuit

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Posted: Jun 1, 2010 10:42 AM by Jessica Dunne
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Louisiana, Attorney General, Buddy Caldwell, oil, oil spill, slick, BP

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is set to receive $5 million from the block grant aid given to the state from BP in response to the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In total, BP gave Louisiana $25 million for cleanup and response efforts.

Monday, Governor Bobby Jindal announced he would give a portion of that money to the Attorney General's office. Caldwell asked state lawmakers for $27 million, saying he needs to hire lawyers and experts about the spill.

Caldwell has not said who he will sue, or when he will file a lawsuit.

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