The second part of a trial resumed in the Federal District Court here in New Orleans this month to decide just how much BP will pay for polluting the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana during the Deepwater Horizon spill back in 2010.
Legislation assigning 80 percent of BP’s Clean Water Act fines to Gulf Coast states most affected by its oil spill has been approved by Congress. The landmark legislation included in the Transportation Bill is expected to mean billions of dollars for Louisiana.
Two years after the deadly Deepwater Horizon explosion, Louisiana’s Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu says the recovery has been slow. The senator receives hundreds of calls a month reporting troubles still caused by the BP oil spill.