Originally published on Mon September 1, 2014 6:55 am
BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico disrupted business all along the coastline. Through the end of July, the oil giant paid more than $13 billion to compensate people, businesses and communities affected. The company is disputing some of those claims in court battles that could drag on for years.
Fresh off the closing of the 2014 Louisiana Legislative Session, State Senator Robert Adley joins Jim for the first half of today's show. Adley is the author of Senate Bill 469, a bill that would kill the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East's lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies for coastal damage. The bill is still in the news as it awaits either the signature or veto by Governor Bobby Jindal.
Retired Lieutenant General Russel Honore, now with the Green Army, is back on the show to discuss his ever continuing fight for Louisiana clean air and water, as well as his fight for holding those who pollute them accountable.
Also, on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, Nicholas Kariouk, a World War II veteran and French Native, stops by the studio and talks with Jim about his service and his memory of D-Day.
LSU Mass Communication Professor Dr. Judith Sylvester talks about the new tobacco-free campus at LSU; a policy she had been working on for the university for the past fourteen years.
Owner and Founder of First Financial of Baton Rouge, LLC Ameen Walker, talks with Jim about BP's recent decision to ask the Supreme Court to review Deep Water Horizon settlements. Ameen's company has filed over 500 BP oil spill claims since the Deep Water Horizon oil spill.
Also, musician James Dean Claitor talks about his latest album as well as what it's like being the brother of Dan Claitor.
Originally published on Tue December 10, 2013 11:56 am
Oil giant BP is challenging hundreds of millions of dollars in claims that were filed by businesses after the company's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The total price tag for BP's oil spill is huge — $42.5 billion. At issue here is a fraction of that — but still a lot of money. BP says $540 million has been awarded to businesses for losses that "are either nonexistent, exaggerated or have nothing to do with the Deepwater Horizon accident."