Outgoing Alabama Attorney General Troy King last week said he has asked a private law firm to begin preparations for suing BP and other firms responsible for the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

“The most horrific and unimaginable environmental disaster in American history continues to float off our shores. It will also be the largest legal disaster ever encountered,” King predicted. “It threatens the funding of our schools, our roads and bridges, our prisons, even Medicaid as tax revenues are impacted by it.”

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