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Tulane to embark on Gulf community study as BP downplays damage

Few can deny the crippling effects of the Deepwater Horizon spill on Gulf Coast communities. Now faculty and students from Louisiana’s Tulane University will be studying the impacts of BP’s spill in Louisiana and Alabama, thanks to a $1.4 million grant from the BP Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI). The grant was directed to the Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy ...

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D’Iberville man sentenced for oil spill fraud conspiracy

GULFPORT, Miss. — A 34-year-old D’Iberville man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud. U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden this week also ordered Jason Richard Woodcock to pay $105,383 in restitution to the Gulf Coast Claims Facility and $17,092 to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. Federal prosecutors say in ...

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Are the charges for false claims with BP too harsh?

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media The Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) created by BP to address claims following the Deepwater Horizon spill has seen its fair share of fraudulent claims. According to Ken Feinberg, who heads the program, only about a third of the claims are valid. An article by Walter Pavlo for Forbes magazine tells the story of ...

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