BP settlement tally with local governments reaches $224.2 million

Deepwater Horizon Rig

In this Wednesday, April 21, 2010 file photo, oil can be seen in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana’s tip, as a large plume of smoke rises from fires on BP’s Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File) BP oil disaster money continues to spread across St. Tammany Parish Harahan , Westwego and the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West voted Monday (July 14) to accept settlements with BP. There are now 16 New Orleans area government agencies that have accepted settlements arising from claims related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon […]