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Shrimpers decry low prices, damage caused by shrimp imports

NEW ORLEANS — Dozens of Louisiana shrimpers — ranging from Vietnamese-Americans to Cajun fishermen — rallied Wednesday in downtown New Orleans to bewail low prices, farm-raised shrimp imports and other woes in their industry. Shrimpers spoke out at a meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, a body of industry and government representatives that regulates fishing in the ...

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Lafayette gets over $279K payout in BP oil spill settlement

LAFAYETTE, La. — The Lafayette Consolidated Government has announced that its payout in a settlement with BP for economic losses resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster has been finalized. The Advertiser reports officials announced Tuesday that Lafayette was awarded $279,769. The city-parish filed a claim in 2013. Several public entities in the state had already reached settlement agreements. Officials ...

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Nelson seeks hearing on BP’s proposed settlement

Florida’s senior U.S. senator, Bill Nelson, is pushing the U.S. Justice Department to hold at least one public hearing in Florida on its proposed $18.7 billion settlement with BP over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. And if in the future the Gulf of Mexico exhibits some new harm as a result of the oil and dispersant that spread around the ...

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Keys governments consider BP oil-spill settlements

The cities of Key West and Marathon, the Monroe County School Board and the County Commission are all meeting separately to discuss what are believed to be settlement opportunities with BP and Transocean. The School Board was scheduled to hold a closed session with its lawyers Friday to discuss the issue. A BP settlement is on the agenda for Tuesday’s ...

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4 St. Tammany governments take BP settlements

COVINGTON, La. — Four governmental bodies in St. Tammany Parish have accepted money BP as part of a group settlement of local government claims for economic losses caused by the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Advocate reports three more will take up the matter next week. The St. Tammany Parish Council this week accepted a $16.8 ...

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Editorial: Don’t squander oil spill settlement funds

Horrible things happened on April 20, 2010, deep in the Gulf of Mexico. International oil giant BP made huge blunders that led to a catastrophic and deadly failure we now know as the Deepwater Horizon Macondo oil drilling disaster. Last week, the company agreed to an approximately $19 billion settlement with Southern states whose shorelines were affected by the spill. ...

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