From NOAA's Office of Habitat Conservation
Nearly six years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill began--the court recently approved a settlement with BP for natural resource injuries stemming from the spill. This settlement concludes the largest natural resource damage assessment ever undertaken.
Now begins the restoration work as laid out in the Trustees'comprehensive restoration plan. Under this settlement, BP will pay the Trustees up to $8.8 billion for restoration to address natural resource injuries--the largest recovery of damages ever for injuries to natural resources. Read the full story.