The east bank levee authority on Thursday (July 16) approved settlements of BP oil spill damage claims totaling $9.2 million, including $8.2 million for levee districts in New Orleans and St. Bernard and east Jefferson parishes, and $1 million for claims of...

The spill covers about 8 square miles, including some wetlands, to the west of Empire.

Louisiana and four other Gulf Coast states have reached an out-of-court settlement of remaining damage claims against Transocean for the company's role in the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster and oil spill, according to a motion filed Tuesday (Oct. 27) in federal court in New Orleans, but Louisiana's sh.

Jeff Landry asks court to let him prosecute the damage suits, so state may benefit from any financial or restoration settlements

High subsidence rates in Norco and Taft near the Bonnet Carre Spillway, and the Michoud area in New Orleans East could threaten flood control.

Louisiana's coastal marshes will be the key focus of $8.8 billion BP will pay to restore vast natural resource losses caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, part of a $20.8 billion settlement with federal and Gulf state governments announced Monday

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Calcasieu salinity project gets $16 million from oil spill fines |

Plaquemines Parish has turned down a settlement offer from BP to pay for damages caused during the Deepwater Horizon disaster and oil spill because it was too small to compensate for the losses, two lawyers representing the parish in settlement talks said Monday...

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