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Mississippi To Get 335-Million From BP Criminal Settlement

By Jeffrey Hess | Published 16 Nov 2012 06:02pm Hundreds of Millions of new dollars are headed to the Mississippi Gulf coast now that oil company BP has settled its criminal charges with the federal government. But, as MPB’s Jeffrey Hess reports, this settlement is not the end of the financial penalties the company could [...]

Exxon Valdez could affect settlement on BP oil spill

Posted on September 15, 2012 at 4:24 pm by Emily Pickrell in Accidents, General, Gulf Oil Disaster As a federal judge prepares to rule on a proposed settlement related to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, attorneys were in his New Orleans courtroom Friday arguing over how to apply a law passed in response to [...]

Coalition criticizes BP settlement plan

22nd October 2012 By Zoe Sullivan Contributing Writer Go Fish represents fisher folk from across the Gulf Coast and has been advocating for a just settlement for the 2010 BP oil disaster. On October 15, the Go Fish Coalition released a critical analysis of the Seafood Compensation Program (SCP). The SCP outlines the settlement terms [...]

GO FISH’s Explanation of Objections to the BP Settlement

Robert Wiygul on the Proposed Settlement

The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill was unprecedented in almost every way – location, geographical scale, technical challenges and not least the number of lives affected. As a result, the BP spill was also unprecedented in terms of the challenges it posed for lawyers going to court for the people injured by the spill. BP, [...]

BP spill settlement promises fast payouts

  BP spill settlement promises fast payouts Published: Sunday, March 04, 2012, 3:11 PM Updated: Monday, March 05, 2012, 6:19 AM By Rebecca Mowbray, The Times-Picayune After reaching a deal Friday night to settle health and economic damage claims by individuals and businesses who were harmed by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP and [...]

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