Will BP settlement go where it should?

DON BRIGGS001

(Photo: P.C. PIAZZA) The rulings have officially been passed down regarding just how much BP will pay as a result of the Macondo spill of 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico. BP will pay out around $18.7 billion to the federal government, the State of Louisiana as well as four other Gulf states. Included in the Louisiana payout will be several southern parishes that were directly affected by the accident.

One of these parishes, Jefferson Parish to be specific, will receive $45 million from the settlement. The parish has, like many other Louisiana parishes, needs for infrastructure and road improvements, […]