Now it’s BP’s turn in court.
The oil company will be calling witnesses as it makes a case for civil penalties lower than the $13.7 billion the federal government wants from the 2010 oil spill.
The second week of a three-week trial is set to begin today in New Orleans.
Last week, government experts testified about environmental, economic and social damage caused by the spill.
BP attorneys disputed much of that testimony, and have argued the recovery of the environment and the Gulf economy has been strong.