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US to Bill BP $69M for Cleanup So Far

First bill going out today, says Robert Gibbs
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Suggested by Disillusioned
Posted Jun 3, 2010 3:33 PM CDT
US to Bill BP $69M for Cleanup So Far
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs takes questions Thursday.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – The White House says it's sending BP a $69 million bill today for costs so far in its response to the oil spill. Press chief Robert Gibbs says the bill is the first to be sent to the oil company, and he's not sure whether they have a deadline to pay up. The White House has said BP will ultimately be responsible for all costs associated with the spill.
(Read more Gulf oil spill stories.)

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