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Institute scores $4 million in Transocean settlement, but can’t spend it on rickety research vessel

ST. PETERSBURG — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson announced Monday that the Florida Institute of Oceanography is getting $4 million to conduct more research on the impact of the 2010 oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico. But there’s a catch. None of that money, Nelson said, can be used to fix or replace FIO’s 45-year-old R/V Bellows, which is 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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Biloxi settles with BP for $4.9 million

BILOXI, Miss. — The city of Biloxi is accepting $4.9 million from BP as part of a group settlement of local government claims for economic losses caused by the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Last week, BP and five coastal states announced a deal to provide $18.7 billion in new money to the states. The company ...

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Editorial: Transparency questions surround BP deal

We’re pleased this phase of the BP oil disaster is behind us. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and Attorney General Jim Hood were on the Coast on Thursday to announce they were bringing to the state about $1.5 billion of the latest $18.7 billion settlement with the energy giant. We think Mississippi should have received more than 8 percent of the ...

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