Cleanup workers involved in mitigation efforts following BP’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill have until Dec. 31, 2012, to enroll the largest oil spill health study in history. The study will be conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and aims to evaluate 35,000 to 40,000 volunteers and paid workers who participated in the cleanup of the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. Any individual—whether paid or volunteer—who took a cleanup worker safety class may apply by visiting www.gulfstudy.nih.gov. Some workers eligible for this study include those who participated in BP’s Vessels of Opportunity (VOO) program. If you were involved in VOO but were not properly compensated, please contact Long & Long as soon as possible for your free case evaluation; the time to join the pending settlement is limited.
Alabama Senator Says Gulf Communities Should Control Fine Dollars
U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, a Republican from Tuscaloosa, said Tuesday that Gulf Coast states and local communities impacted by the BP oil spill should have control over how to spend fine money, not the federal government. Shelby was responding to a recent report about a proposed settlement offer made by the U.S. Department of Justice regarding civil and criminal charges faced by BP over the oil spill. The settlement would give the federal government greater authority over the distribution of billions of dollars in fines. With the Nov. 8 fairness hearing date for the proposed settlement for consolidated cases stemming from the oil spill fast approaching, the Mobile, Alabama, oil spill attorneys at Long & Long continue to offer free case consultations to business owners and property owners who suffered damages due to the spill. We are currently reviewing claims relating to:
Please contact Long & Long for your free case evaluation today if you lost substantial income or experienced property damage due to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.