The Mexican government is planning to make BP and the U.S. government pay for damages and costs associated with BP’s ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. Mexican Environment Minister Juan Elvira told the state news agency Notimex the government will sue BP for environmental damages and for the money Mexico spent monitoring the spill. Although the Notimex report indicated the Mexican government plans to make both BP and the United States pay, it was not clear from the story whether Mexico is planning to file suit against the U.S. government as well as the company. Though no oil has been found in Mexican waters, Elvira said Mexico has already spent $35 million monitoring the spill.
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