"Compensation Battle Rages Four Years After BP's U.S. Oil Spill"

"Four years after the Deepwater Horizon spill, oil is still washing up on the long sandy beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana, and some islanders are fed up with hearing from BP that the crisis is over.

Jules Melancon, the last remaining oyster fisherman on an island dotted with colorful houses on stilts, says he has not found a single oyster alive in his leases in the area since the leak and relies on an onshore oyster nursery to make a living.

He and others in the southern U.S. state say compensation has been paid unevenly and lawyers have taken big cuts.

The British oil major has paid out billions of dollars in compensation under a settlement experts say is unprecedented in its breadth."

Jemima Kelly reports for Reuters April 22, 2014.


"Offshore Safety Remains Questionable Four Years after Deepwater Horizon" (International Policy Digest)

"Telltale Rainbow Sheens Show Thousands Of Spills Across The Gulf" (NPR)

"Louisiana, Texas, Maryland, Private Pension Funds File Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Fraud Suits Aganst BP" (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

"Four Years After the BP Gulf Disaster -- More Spills, No Safeguards, and a Push to Drill" (Oceana)

"BP Is Refusing To Pay for Gulf Oil Spill Research" (Salon)

"Four Years Later, a Sharp Divide on Gulf Oil Spill" (National Journal)

"Four Years Later, BP Oil Spill Still Taking A Toll On Gulf Fisherman: 'We Haven't Started To Recover'" (Huffington Post)

"Breaking Down the Myths and Misconceptions About the Gulf Oil Spill" (Smithsonian)

"Federal Agency To Release Gulf Oil Spill Report In June" (Jackson Clarion-Ledger)

"4 Years After Gulf Oil Spill, Wildlife Still Dying" (Mother Nature Network)

"10 Animals Who Are Still Hurting From The BP Oil Spill" (Huffington Post)

Source: Reuters, 04/22/2014