Baton Rouge accepts $2.1 million settlement from BP
BATON ROUGE - The city of Baton Rouge agreed to accept a settlement of $2.14 million dollars from BP for economic losses caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier set a July 15 deadline for local governments to approve settlements.
According to the Associated Press, in early July, British Petroleum and five coastal states announced a deal to provide $18.7 billion in new money to the gulf coast states.
The Deepwater Horizon disaster killed 11 rig workers and spewed millions of gallons of crude oil into the gulf.
Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne issued a statement earlier this month that said the one-time dollars should be used for its intended purposes rather than ongoing expenses.