Southern Miss Researchers Applaud BP Oil Spill Settlement Announcement

The University of Southern Mississippi research community applauded the news today that Mississippi has reached an agreement in principle with British Petroleum (BP) to settle claims related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and Attorney General Jim Hood announced at a news conference today in Biloxi that the proposed settlement will bring approximately $1.5 billion in additional relief to Mississippi over the next 17 years. Combined with $659 million in early funding, Mississippi is receiving a total of nearly $2.2 billion in compensation.

The Mississippi allotment is part of an $18.7 billion settlement the federal government, five […]