POSTED: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 1:19pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 10:19am
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Two days before the two year anniversary of the Crisis on the Coast, BP oil spill, both sides in the federal lawsuit have approached the judge with a possible settlement. That settlement is said to be worth nearly $8 billion.
More than 100 thousand shrimpers, businesses, and people on the Gulf Coast were impacted by the Crisis on the Coast. Many of whom are filing suit against BP and other companies responsible.
The judge says he'll hold a fairness hearing before signing off on the settlement.
On April 20, 2010, the blowout preventer on BP's Deepwater Horizon rig failed, killing 11 people and triggered the worst oil disaster in U.S. history.
Coming up on NBC33 News at 6:30 p.m., Andrew Capasso sat down with Plaquemines Parish President to find out how his parish has recovered, and how much work is still left to go.
Until then, we want to know how the BP oil spill impacted your life or business. Have things changed? Tell us about it on NBC33’s Facebook page . Your comments could be included on our broadcast.