Category Archives: BP Settlement

BP spill settlement money could fund these 4 outdoor recreation projects

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More than 134 million gallons of oil gushed from the Deepwater Horizon drilling unit. Not all of the massive settlement BP must pay for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster is going to restoration projects. About $86 million of the $5 billion earmarked for Louisiana will go toward enhancing outdoor recreation in areas affected by the disaster.

This week, the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (TIG) released a draft plan on how to spend a $22 million portion of the recreation money. The TIG is accepting public comment on its plan and will discuss it on Jan. 17 at 9:30 a.m. […]

Miss. coast groups team up to seek $750M in BP money: report

Fireboats pour water on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig off the Louisiana coast after an explosion that killed 11 workers and caused the massive BP oil spill in 2010.

Fireboats pour water on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig off the Louisiana coast after an explosion that killed 11 workers and caused the massive BP oil spill in 2010. ( Chambers of commerce along the Mississippi Gulf Coast are teaming up to present a unified front in their quest to land money from the settlement of the BP oil spill that fouled miles of coastline in 2010, a Gulfport television station reports.

WLOX reported that the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce is teaming with the Gulf Coast Business Council and the chambers in Hancock and Jackson counties under […]

Appeals court rules against BP, confirms Murphy Oil’s $58.4 million settlement award


NEW ORLEANS – BP Exploration & Production Inc. has lost its appeal against Murphy Oil USA to recover $58.4 million in an award settlement as part of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill lawsuit.

The appeal, which was heard in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, challenged the award settlement given to Murphy Oil through a discretionary review and reinstatement by a claims administrator. The appeal came from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and examined Murphy Oil’s relation as an independent business entity.

Murphy Oil filed 127 claims under the Deepwater Horizon Economic and […]

Lawyer settles oil-spill-related defamation lawsuits


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An attorney fired from the claims-processing office related to the 2010 BP oil spill has settled lawsuits claiming she was defamed.

Court records show Christine Reitano’s lawsuits were dismissed Tuesday, three months after a federal judge ordered mediation. Terms weren’t made public.

Reitano had sued BP, the attorney overseeing spill damage claims, and ex-FBI director Louis Freeh, who served as a court-appointed watchdog over the claims process.Reitano and her husband, Lionel Sutton III, both once worked for the court-supervised claims-processing facility. Sutton was among lawyers barred from handling claims because of unethical behavior. A judge cleared Reitano […]

LSU gets millions in BP oil settlement money to study how to make drilling in Gulf safer

Billions at stake as latest phase of BP civil trial opens _lowres

Louisiana researchers are getting the lion’s share of $10.8 million of BP oil settlement money to figure out ways to make offshore drilling safer and prevent disasters like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine announced the distribution of the $10.8 million in awards on Thursday, with LSU engineering professor Wesley … ( continue reading )
Associated Press file photo — In this April 21, 2010, file image provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon. Louisiana researchers are […]

LSU gets millions in BP oil settlement money to study how to make drilling in Gulf safer

Billions at stake as latest phase of BP civil trial opens _lowres

Louisiana researchers are getting the lion’s share of $10.8 million of BP oil settlement money to figure out ways to make offshore drilling safer and prevent disasters like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine announced the distribution of the $10.8 million in awards on Thursday, with LSU engineering professor Wesley … ( continue reading )
Associated Press file photo — In this April 21, 2010, file image provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon. Louisiana researchers are […]

LSU gets millions in BP oil settlement money to study how to make drilling in Gulf safer

Billions at stake as latest phase of BP civil trial opens _lowres

Louisiana researchers are getting the lion’s share of $10.8 million of BP oil settlement money to figure out ways to make offshore drilling safer and prevent disasters like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine announced the distribution of the $10.8 million in awards on Thursday, with LSU engineering professor Wesley … ( continue reading )
Associated Press file photo — In this April 21, 2010, file image provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon. Louisiana researchers are […]

The BP Oil Spill Settlement Is Wrong For America!


To the Editor:

The BP Oil Spill Multidistrict Litigation ("MDL 2179") officially started on August 10, 2010. The Transfer Order issued on that date by the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ("JPML") clearly states: "…centralization may also facilitate closer coordination with Kenneth Feinberg’s administration of the BP compensation fund." From the very beginning, the purpose of MDL 2179 was to replace democratic adversarial litigation with a fund approach to compensating victims of the BP oil spill. The vast majority of BP oil spill victims will never have their day in court. Judicial economy, rather than justice, was the […]

LSU gets millions in BP oil settlement money to study how to make drilling in Gulf safer

Billions at stake as latest phase of BP civil trial opens _lowres

Louisiana researchers are getting the lion’s share of $10.8 million of BP oil settlement money to figure out ways to make offshore drilling safer and prevent disasters like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine announced the distribution of the $10.8 million in awards on Thursday, with LSU engineering professor Wesley … ( continue reading )
Associated Press file photo — In this April 21, 2010, file image provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon. Louisiana researchers are […]

LSU gets millions in BP oil settlement money to study how to make drilling in Gulf safer

Louisiana researchers are getting the lion’s share of $10.8 million of BP oil settlement money to figure out ways to make offshore drilling safer and prevent disasters like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine announced the distribution of the $10.8 million in awards on Thursday, with LSU engineering professor Wesley … ( continue reading )