BP must pay local government settlements by Aug. 26, judge rules

BP Oil Spill Trial News

Jefferson moves to spend BP money on raises, despite Grand Isle plea BP must complete its payments by Aug. 26 to local governments that have accepted settlement terms for losses experienced as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster and ensuing 87-day release of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, a federal judge ordered Monday (July 27).

"The court was advised today that BP has reviewed and is satisfied with releases and associated documents returned by the vast majority of local governmental entities and therefore, BP has accepted the releases," U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier said in a two-paragraph […]