Posts Tagged “legal action”

Texas still waiting for $100M in restoration funds from BP oil spill

Officials have received 188 suggestions from public on how to spend BP oil spill money AUSTIN — Texas has been promised at least $100 million for coastal restoration in the wake of the massive BP oil spill that harmed the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.But no Texas projects have been announced, and an official involved […]

Plaintiffs urge judge to approve $7.8 billion BP oil spill settlement

BP Plc and lawyers representing over 100,000 individuals and businesses claiming economic and medical damages from the 2010 BP oil spill on Thursday urged a U.S. judge to approve a proposed $7.8 billion class-action settlement. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier initially approved the deal in May, but called the “fairness hearing” to weigh objections from […]

Government Files First Criminal Charges In BP Oil Spill

Originally published on NPR by EYDER PERALTA “The first criminal charges in connection with the BP oil spill have been filed against a former BP engineer named Kurt Mix,” NPR’s Carrie Johnson reports exclusively. Carrie just told our Newscast unit that Mix has been charged with obstruction of justice for allegedly deleting text messages after the spill. The […]

BP Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fines Could Turn Into Jobs Boon

Originally published on Business & Law. By: By PIERRE BERTRAND The 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill may prove to be a jobs booster for the region, if money paid in damages is spent to restore the Gulf’s coast. That’s according to an independent study by  Mather Economics. BP stands to pay billions of dollars in environmental fines under […]