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Oil spill settlement bill stumbles at session end

Oil spill settlement bill stumbles at session end

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lawmakers are continuing to disagree over how much of the state’s oil spill settlement funds should go to road projects and how much to the Gulf coast. The feud on Tuesday threatened to doom legislation doling out the settlement dollars. A Senate budget committee was scheduled to vote Tuesday on legislation to use $191 million for ...

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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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Claims administrator in oil spill case gets subpoena power

NEW ORLEANS — The administrator of claims arising from a settlement over economic damages caused by the 2010 BP oil spill has been granted subpoena power. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier (BAHR’-bee-aye) on Wednesday granted a motion seeking subpoena power by administrator Patrick Juneau. Juneau filed the motion last week. It noted that the power to investigate possibly fraudulent claims ...

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