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If BP Rejects Your Claim, There is an Alternative Fund

Check out ProPublica.org’s article on the Coast Guard’s National Pollution Funds Center. In order to get money from the Coast Guard, an applicant must be rejected or have waited at least 90 days after applying without a decision from the BP fund. The Coast Guard fund has narrower eligibility guidelines and cannot issue settlements as large as the BP fund’s settlements.

This PDF flowchart explains the Coast Guard… Continue reading

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BP paid only 363 of 1,062 claims from rental property owners

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is not happy with BP. The oil company has paid only 63% of the claims filed by Mississippi property owners and businesses who claim damage suffered by the oil spill.

It is unfortunate that, despite all its promises about taking care of our residents on the Coast, BP is still holding 6,050 actionable claims,” Attorney General Jim Hood told the Biloxi Sun Herald… Continue reading

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Alabama Attorney General sues BP and Halliburton over Spill

Alabama Attorney General Troy King filed two lawsuits this weekend against BP and Halliburton, the companies in charge of the gushing oil well that contaminated Gulf Coast beaches this spring and summer.

But whoever is elected the state’s next attorney general will actually shepherd the case to fruition. King lost the Republican primary to attorney Luther Strange, who chided King for filing the suits while Gov. Bob Riley, also… Continue reading

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America’s Best Oil Spill Lab Closed — After BP Started Gushing

APPRAISER STEVE MILLARD: “It appears that tarballs on Texas beaches brings out the forces. It was announced on July 5, that tar balls had hit the Galveston and Port Bolivar shores. It was “confirmed” that the origin was the Gulf Oil Spill. It was announced on local media July 9, 2010, that most of the tar balls did not come from the Oil Spill. The Attorney General went ballistic, saying… Continue reading

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Who is BP Paying Now in the Gulf Coast?

The BP oil spill will cost Florida a minimum of $2.2 billion and 39,000 jobs, according to University of Central Florida economist Steve Snaith, the go-to guy for oil spill impact forecasts in the Sunshine State. Meanwhile, residents along the Gulf Coast are wondering why their towns have not been reimbursed by BP for cleanup and efforts made to protect homes and property from tarballs, tar patties, oil mousse and… Continue reading

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