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

5 years ago June 01, 2010 Jun 1, 2010 Tuesday, June 01 2010 Tuesday, June 01, 2010 9:42:38 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Jessica Dunne

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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