Archive for March, 2016

Feds Ask Judge To Approve BP Oil Spill Settlement

March 24th, 2016 by Amaro Law Firm

Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice asked a federal judge in New Orleans to approve the record-setting $20 billion BP oil spill settlement agreement. The government and the oil giant came to the settlement agreement last July. The BP oil spill settlement also includes billions of dollars for the five Gulf Coast states affected

Two of the states impacted by the 2010 disaster have announced their plans to distribute the BP oil spill settlement funds they expect to receive. Leaders in Florida stated that they will distribute $300 million in BP oil spill settlement funds to small businesses in the state’s Panhandle region. Meanwhile, an Alabama Senate committee voted

A malfunction at an Indiana refinery led to a BP oil spill in Lake Michigan just miles from the iconic Chicago shoreline. A BP spokesman told reporters that cleanup crews were isolating the oil in a small cove near the Indiana facility. The spokesman also revealed that crews were using vacuum trucks to remove the