Minden Press-Herald

Thursday
Jul 31st

Still talking money

State, BP negotiating 2 years later

More than two years after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell said federal and state lawyers are still in negotiations with British Petroleum over how much the company should pay for the damage caused by the spill.

Caldwell's bullpen of attorneys has faced hurdles in their quest to make sure Louisiana gets its share of the money.

"The governor (Bobby Jindal) sent an offer to BP's attorneys for $388 million," Caldwell said. "I took exactly the same information the governor's attorneys used and came up with $2.6 billion ... guess who we're going with?"

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