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BP settlement is ‘Christmas in July’ for Coast cities, counties, schools and attorneys

Federal District Judge Carl Barbier on Monday approved BP’s $1 billion settlement with cities, counties and school districts and ordered that all payments be made within 30 days. Sun Herald (MS)  / “It’s Christmas in July,” said Alan Dedeaux, superintendent of Hancock County School District, which will receive $500,000. The district hasn’t yet decided how […]

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BP Oil-Spill Settlement Approval Upheld by Appeals Court

Bloomberg-Approval of BP Plc (BP/)’s $9.2 billion partial settlement of private-party claims from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill was upheld by a U.S. appeals court. Objectors said the settlement was unfair and couldn’t be approved because it inconsistently compensated victims with the same types of economic injuries. London-based BP asked the court to […]

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Second Study Confirms BP Spill Responsible for Dolphin Deaths

Another study has been released confirming that the 2010 oil spill is responsible for the increase in dolphin deaths in the Gulf. U.S. scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have confirmed that dolphins suffering from lung disease, hormonal abnormalities, and other health issues are consistent with exposure to oil. Lori Schwake, lead […]