At least eight groups of Gulf Coast fishermen, businesses and property owners have filed appeals challenging a New Orleans judge’s approval of a settlement with BP of claims arising from the 2010 oil spill.
Countering claims that ExxonMobil polluted New Hampshire’s groundwater with a gasoline additive, the oil company’s attorney tried to show in court that a state witness’s research indicates that the chemical’s levels decline naturally.
Amid the emotional outpouring from families of those who died aboard the Deepwater Horizon is a simple request that U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance needs to grant before she approves BP’s record criminal settlement later this month.
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