Since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and subsequent Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP—operator of the rig and developer of the underlying Maconado well—has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on print and television advertising in efforts to clean up its image. But in a recent blog, the director of the Ocean Conservancy’s Gulf Restoration Program says BP has been disingenuous in its claims of accountability and commitment to the people, wildlife and environment affected by the worst oil disaster in U.S. history.
In her blog titled “No Truth in Advertising: BP Avoiding Gulf Restoration,” Bethany Kraft points out that despite BP’s spin, the oil giant “is now fighting its own settlement and refusing to provide much-needed funding to the people impacted by the disaster and to restoration efforts critical to bring back the health of Gulf ecosystems and marine life.”
“Instead of taking responsibility for the oil disaster in the Gulf and all of the repercussions to the people and wildlife who call the Gulf region home,” Kraft continues, “BP is going out of its way to shirk responsibility for paying economic claims they already agreed to in court.”
So far, BP’s attempts to have the oil spill settlement claims process halted outright have been overruled. The Mobile, Alabama, attorneys at Long & Long continue to help property owners and business owners who suffered diminution of property value or loss of revenue in the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill assess potential claims and file claims under the terms of last year’s settlement.
Time to file oil spill claims, however, is limited. If you have not already filed a claim it is important to consult with a knowledgeable oil spill lawyer as soon as possible.
Please contact Long & Long online or call us at 251-432-2277 for your free consultation if you’re a business or property owner who was adversely impacted by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Our knowledgeable attorneys welcome clients from Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana.