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Judge: BP payouts to local entities to start soon for spill

1 year 10 months 3 hours ago July 27, 2015 Jul 27, 2015 Monday, July 27 2015 July 27, 2015 1:01 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge says BP will begin paying up to $1 billion in settlements to compensate local governments across the Gulf Coast for lost tax revenue and other economic damages they blame on the company's 2010 oil spill.

An order issued Monday by U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier says all of the payments to local governments must be made within 30 days.

July 15 was the deadline for roughly 500 local governments in five states to decide whether to accept BP's settlement offers as part of a broader $18.7 billion agreement with the five Gulf states and the federal government over damage from the spill.

Barbier's order says BP says most local government entities have accepted the settlement.

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