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Attorney, six others indicted in oil spill fraud case

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GULFPORT — A Texas attorney and six others have been indicted on fraud charges involving BP money distributed after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The indictment, unsealed Thursday morning, lists as defendants Mikal C. Watts, principal partner in the law firm of Guerra and Craft Watts, and two of his employees. They are his brother, David Watts, and Wynter Lee. ...

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Lafourche’s oil spill money to go to coastal restoration

THIBODAUX, La. — Lafourche Parish has moved one step closer to spending $1.3 million in Restore Act money on five coastal restoration projects. The Daily Comet reports the Lafourche Parish Council approved the multi-year implementation plan at Tuesday’s meeting. The plan sets aside money to design and permit 5,500 acres of marsh creation along Louisiana Highway. 1 east of Leeville, ...

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Number of dolphin deaths leveling off after oil spill

TAMPA, Fla. — Scientists say the number of dead dolphins washing shore is declining five years after the Deepwater Horizon Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. According to the National Marine Fisheries Service, the number of dolphins and whales killed by exposure to the oil was 1,433. About 87 percent were bottlenose dolphins. Some washed ashore dead, other were stillborn ...

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Next governor will play crucial role in future of coast

NEW ORLEANS — The next governor will play a crucial role in Louisiana’s coastal crisis — either by aggressively working to save the coast or missing a prime opportunity to stop the state from slipping further into the Gulf of Mexico. Louisiana is poised to receive about $8.7 billion in settlement money over damages caused by BP’s catastrophic 2010 Gulf ...

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US, states finalize settlement with BP over gulf oil spill

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department and five states have finalized a settlement of more than $20 billion arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The deal announced Monday resolves all civil claims against BP and ends five years of legal fighting over the nearly 134 million-gallon spill. “BP is receiving the punishment it deserves, ...

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Editorial: Biloxi has an enviable plan for BP money

We like Biloxi’s forward-thinking plan for its BP disaster settlement. The city will put its $4.1 million share into an Economic Development Security Fund designed to overcome the economic damage caused by the catastrophe that spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf, damaged the environment and sent a shockwave through the tourism, fishing and seafood industries. The money ...

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Settlement reached in lawsuit over decade-old Gulf oil leak

NEW ORLEANS — Environmental groups and a New Orleans energy company have reached a settlement agreement in a lawsuit stemming from the company’s failed efforts to stop a decade-old, slow-motion oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A federal court filing Thursday stated that an agreement had been reached between Taylor Energy Company and the environmental groups. Taylor said in ...

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