1 coastal Louisiana parish not settling with BP
NEW ORLEANS - The newly announced BP oil spill settlement covers the federal government, the five Gulf states and "the vast majority of local governmental entities" in those states. However, the government of one of Louisiana's hardest hit areas, coastal Plaquemines Parish, says it has not yet agreed to a settlement.
The parish juts out into the Gulf of Mexico from Louisiana's southeastern tip. Oil from the 2010 spill fouled sections of its marshy coastline.
In a Thursday news release, the parish government said it could not, in good conscience, settle for the amount it was being offered.
Without saying how much it was offered or how much it seeks, the parish said it wants to be able to rebuild pelican nesting grounds and recover millions of dollars in spill-related administrative costs.