US hails ‘record’ settlement with BP over Gulf spill

Activists protest in front of the Hale Boggs Federal Building on the first day of the trial over the Deepwater Horizon oil rig spill on February 25, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana

. View photo NEW ORLEANS, LA – FEBRUARY 25: Activists holds signs during a protest in front of the Hale Boggs Federal Building on the first day of the trial over the Deep Water Horizon oil rig spill on February 25, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. 11 men were killed during the accident and over 4 million barrels of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Sean Gardner/Getty Images/AFP (AFP Photo/Sean Gardner) Washington (AFP) – US Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the nation’s top law enforcement official, on Thursday hailed the record $18.7 billion settlement with BP on […]