BP settlement in 2010 Gulf oil spill set for Monday filing


NEW ORLEANS — The public is about to get a look at details of an $18 billion settlement agreement announced in July to resolve years of legal fighting over damage done by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill.

A statement from the U.S. Justice Department has says the agreement involving the federal government, five gulf states and BP Exploration and Production will be filed Monday. That will be followed by a 60-day public comment period, the next step toward final court approval.

The settlement would end battles over economic and environmental damage done by the nearly 134 million gallon spill. […]