BP settlement money flows to governments in far-flung places


FILE – This Oct. 3, 2012 file photo shows buildings behind Railroad Park in downtown Birmingham, Ala. Clusters of landlocked municipalities more than 100 miles from the Gulf Coast, including Birmingham which is over 200 miles away, have secured millions of dollars in BP money through settlements designed to compensate local governments for lost tourism dollars and other economic damage from the company’s 2010 oil spill, according to records obtained by The Associated Press in August 2015. (Mark Almond/AL.com via AP) MAGS OUT Clusters of landlocked municipalities more than 100 miles from the Gulf Coast have secured millions of […]