County accepts $5.2 million BP Oil settlement offer

There is now financial closure on the Lee County level to a Gulf oil spill that occurred more than five years ago off the coast of Louisiana and resulted in the worst maritime environmental disaster in United States history.

Today, during a special meeting, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners unanimously agreed to a settlement with BP America Production Company for a nonnegotiable amount of just over $5.2 million. The action results from the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform explosion on April 20, 2010 that caused a spill of more than 200 million gallons of crude oil.

While no oil or […]