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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's statement on BP Deepwater Horizon Criminal Settlement

November 15, 2012

New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, today released the following statement regarding the settlement in the BP Deepwater Horizon criminal case:

“Today’s settlement announcement is an important step forward in holding BP accountable for the tragic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that occurred over two years ago. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families of 11 individuals who lost their lives. Many in our fishing and oil and gas communities are still building back after suffering tremendous economic and personal loss from this incident. I am encouraged that $1.2 billion from the criminal settlement will be dedicated to vital wetlands and coastal restoration here in Louisiana.”

 
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Last updated: 11/15/2012 5:12:04 PM

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