Gulf Oil Spill
8:18 pm
Fri February 4, 2011

Department of Justice Criticizes BP Oil Spill Claims Process

New Orleans, La. – The Department of Justice is telling Feinberg that he should be handing out more money to people hurt by the oil spill. Associate Attorney General Thomas Perrelli says only $3.5 billion has been spent. Money left over goes back to BP. And a federal judge in New Orleans hearing hundreds of consolidated cases against BP says Feinberg should stop telling claimants that he's acting independently. The judge says he must be clear that he's acting on behalf of the oil company. Feinberg says his process is now open for public comment, and he will take the Department of Justice suggestion under advisement.
For WWNO, I'm Eileen Fleming.