Tampa Bay cities didn’t get what they sought in oil spill claims

Jackie Kovila?ritch said St. Petersburg sought to pre?serve claims.

Jackie Kovila?ritch said St. Petersburg sought to pre?serve claims. T he city of St. Petersburg demanded nearly $60 million to settle its lawsuit over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and is in line to get $8 million.

Tampa wanted about $60 million and is set to land $27.4 million.

And Clearwater, which actually has a beach on the Gulf of Mexico, sought $20 million and will get roughly the same amount as St. Petersburg.Disparities among the settlement amounts that Tampa Bay’s elected officials have approved in recent days to end their claims against BP and other defendants raise the question: How […]