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Florida attorney general asks judge to delay approval of BP oil spill settlement

Attorney general wants more time to review the proposed $7.8 billion deal

Last month, it appeared that one chapter in the BP oil spill saga was ending, when the petroleum giant agreed to a $7.8 billion settlement with businesses and individuals affected by the 2010 spill. Last Friday, however, the Attorney General for the state of Florida asked a federal court to delay preliminary approval of the proposed settlement.

Pamela Bondi requested the delay in a Louisiana court filing, citing concerns that “the settlement may be preliminarily approved before this office and other interested stakeholders have a meaningful opportunity to review and comment on its terms.” Bondi also said that the settlement might exclude some Florida residents, according to Bloomberg.

Alanna Byrne

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