Category Archives: BP Settlement

BP ‘Got Off Cheaply’ With $18.7 Billion Settlement


Credit: Adrian Dennis/AFP The U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday that the United States, together with several state and hundreds of local governments, had reached a settlement for all remaining civil claims arising from the April 20, 2010, BP Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, which killed 11 men and set off the largest offshore oil drilling spill in history. BP’s Shock Waves How the oil giant’s catastrophic spill in the Gulf could trigger another financial meltdown If the proposed consent decree is approved after being submitted for public comment and then court-approval, BP will agree to pay […]

Scott signs Dozier, BP settlement bills


By Jim Turner / The News Service of Florida

TALLAHASSEE — A measure that calls for creating a pair of memorials to boys who were abused at a notorious state reform school, and directs the reburial of remains of unidentified victims, was signed into law Friday.

The bill (HB 7115) provides $1.2 million to cover the costs of the reburials and memorials for youngsters who suffered physical and sexual abuse at the now-shuttered Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna. It was among 33 bills signed into law Friday by Gov. Rick Scott.“Today’s signing, coupled with an official apology led […]

Scott signs Dozier, BP settlement bills

A measure that calls for creating a pair of memorials to boys who were abused at a notorious state reform school, and directs the reburial of remains of unidentified victims, was signed into law Friday.

By Jim Turner The News Service of Florida

TALLAHASSEE — A measure that calls for creating a pair of memorials to boys who were abused at a notorious state reform school, and directs the reburial of remains of unidentified victims, was signed into law Friday.The bill (HB 7115) provides $1.2 million to cover the costs of the reburials and memorials for youngsters who suffered physical and […]

Scott signs Dozier, BP settlement bills


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A measure that calls for creating a pair of memorials to boys who were abused at a notorious state reform school, and directs the reburial of remains of unidentified victims, was signed into law Friday.

The bill (HB 7115) provides $1.2 million to cover the costs of the reburials and memorials for youngsters who suffered physical and sexual abuse at the now-shuttered Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna. It was among 33 bills signed into law Friday by Gov. Rick Scott . Deadlines loom for Dozier memorials, BP settlement funds

"Today’s signing, coupled with […]

BP Deepwater Horizon Lawsuit Settlement Receives Final Approval


A federal judge has granted final approval of BP’s settlement over claims related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico for $20.8 billion. The Deepwater Horizon rig explosion killed eleven workers and millions of gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico.

The settlement was reached with the federal government and state authorities in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, and includes $5.5 billion in penalties related to the Clean Water Act, $8.1 billion for natural resource damage and up to $700 million to address any concerns that are yet to be discovered. BP […]

Scott signs Dozier School, BP settlement bills


A measure that calls for creating a pair of memorials to boys who were abused at a notorious state reform school, and directs the reburial of remains of unidentified victims, was signed into law Friday.

The bill ( HB 7115 ) provides $1.2 million to cover the costs of the reburials and memorials for youngsters who suffered physical and sexual abuse at the now-shuttered Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna. It was among 33 bills signed into law Friday by Gov. Rick Scott.

“Today’s signing, coupled with an official apology led by the House earlier this year, will hopefully […]

Deadlines loom for Dozier memorials, BP settlement funds

Gov. Rick Scott has until next week to decide on a proposal to create memorials for the victims of the shuttered Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys. He also has one week to act on a measure that will send BP oil-spill settlement money to Northwest Florida counties hard hit by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. The bills are among 37 that have a June 2 deadline for Scott to sign, … ( continue reading )
Gov. Rick Scott has until next week to decide on a proposal to create memorials for the victims of the shuttered Arthur […]

Deadlines loom for Dozier memorials, BP settlement funds


Gov. Rick Scott has until next week to decide on a proposal to create memorials for the victims of the shuttered Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys. He also has one week to act on a measure that will send BP oil-spill settlement money to Northwest Florida counties hard hit by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. The bills are among 37 that have a June 2 deadline for Scott to sign, … ( continue reading )
Gov. Rick Scott has until next week to decide on a proposal to create memorials for the victims of the shuttered Arthur […]

Deadlines loom for Dozier memorials, BP settlement funds


Gov. Rick Scott has until next week to decide on a proposal to create memorials for the victims of the shuttered Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys. He also has one week to act on a measure that will send BP oil-spill settlement money to Northwest Florida counties hard hit by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. The bills are among 37 that have a June 2 deadline for Scott to sign, … ( continue reading )
Gov. Rick Scott has until next week to decide on a proposal to create memorials for the victims of the shuttered Arthur […]

Deadlines loom for Dozier memorials, BP settlement funds


Gov. Rick Scott has until next week to decide on a proposal to create memorials for the victims of the shuttered Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys. He also has one week to act on a measure that will send BP oil-spill settlement money to Northwest Florida counties hard hit by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. The bills are among 37 that have a June 2 deadline for Scott to sign, … ( continue reading )
Gov. Rick Scott has until next week to decide on a proposal to create memorials for the victims of the shuttered Arthur […]