deepwater horizon

Politics mire Gulf drilling discussion 8 years after oil spill

Politics mire Gulf drilling discussion 8 years after oil spill

When equipment failures on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico went from leaks to a full-blown explosion, many living along the coastline felt the impact. Navarre Beach was no exception. Steve Herring owned several rental properties along Navarre Beach, and he said the cancellations started rolling in even before the oil […]

Midnight deadline for oil spill settlement claims

Midnight deadline for oil spill settlement claims

With a midnight deadline approaching to file claims under a 2012 settlement over the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the claims administrator said he expected a last-minute rush of filers. “There’s always a rush, for myriad reasons,” Patrick Juneau said in a telephone interview last week. Juneau said more than 328,000 claims had been […]

County seeks proposals for $4.3M in RESTORE funding

County seeks proposals for $4.3M in RESTORE funding

Millions of dollars are about to start flowing from monetary penalties associated with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Santa Rosa County plans to announce Dec. 16 the availability of roughly $4.3 million for local projects. It’s the first of several phases of RESTORE funding directly allocated to the county. The local RESTORE council will […]

US Treasury announces RESTORE rule

US Treasury announces RESTORE rule

The U.S. Treasury Department announced Wednesday a new rule that outlines grant programs established by the RESTORE Act as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The rule accepts the funding allocation proposal submitted by Florida’s Gulf Consortium, which was formed by 23 counties. Under the proposal, the eight disproportionately impacted counties, from Escambia through Wakulla, will […]

Florida joins other states in Deepwater Horizon suit

Florida joins other states in Deepwater Horizon suit

Florida has joined the multi-state federal litigation currently pending in the Eastern District of Louisiana involving the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The suit against BP and others was filed March 5 by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in Pensacola. The complaint names BP, Anadarko, and Transocean […]