BP Oil Spill

Florida Gulf Consortium
3:00 am
Fri August 8, 2014

$625 Million Of Transocean Fines Available Soon

Florida County Commissioners from Gulf Coast counties meet at the Hilton on Pensacola Beach Thursday morning.
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County Commissioners from across Florida's Gulf Coast met at the Hilton on Pensacola Beach Thursday morning to talk about  for money from fines collected because of the Deepwater Oil Spill. This meeting took on added urgency because some of that money may soon be available.

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RESTORE Act Update
11:44 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Nelson: RESTORE Money To Start Flowing Soon

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  Florida Senator Bill Nelson was in Pensacola Wednesday to update local officials on the status of payments from the RESTORE Act, which was passed after the BP oil spill in 2010.

Make no mistake; there is still a lot of litigation left to go in the aftermath of the BP oil spill. However, Senator Nelson was in town to pass along some good news to local officials concerning the distribution of hundreds of millions of dollars that are available.

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Deepwater Horizon
5:16 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

BP Trial Date Set, RESTORE Amount Uncertain

Four years after the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico resulting from the Deepwater Horizon explosion, it appears another year will pass before BP learns how much it will owe under the Clean Water Act.

On Monday, U.S. Magistrate Sally Shushan issued a seven-page schedule of hearings, conferences and deadlines, leading up to the January 20 trial date set by presiding Federal Judge Carl Barbier. The schedule also calls for the trial to end on February 5.

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