(MIAMI HERALD) — Attorney General Pam Bondi said Florida is seeking $5.48 billion for lost revenue – past and future – from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Bondi, who has filed a federal lawsuit against BP Exploration & Production Inc., BP America Production Co., and Halliburton Energy Services, Inc., made a settlement offer for the same amount three months ago but she said on Tuesday that the proposal has been ignored.

The lawsuit, filed Saturday in the Northern District of Florida, in Panama City, on the three year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, seeks to recoup actual and potential lost revenue from the spill that impacted: lost sales and use taxes; corporate taxes; documentary stamp taxes; cigarette surcharges; cigarette excise taxes; beer, wine, and liquor taxes; fuel taxes; rental car surcharges; and utility taxes.

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