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Florida joins federal lawsuit against BP for 2010 oil spill

Oil flowed into the Gulf from the Deepwater Horizon blowout from April 20 to July 15, 2010. File photo by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Gov. Rick Scott announced Wednesday that Florida is joining a federal lawsuit filed in Louisiana seeking damages from BP and others for the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The lawsuit seeks compensation for damage to natural resources unlike a lawsuit for economic damages filed by Attorney General Pam Bondi in 2013. 

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