Alabama Receives Money as Part of BP Oil Spill Settlement
Oil giant B-P and five gulf states including Alabama have reached what’s being called the largest environmental settlement in history. It’s from that massive oil leak five years ago that gushed for months into the Gulf of Mexico. Today, Governor Robert Bentley spoke about Alabama’s agreement. The Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in April of 2010. The blast killed 11 people and deposited millions of gallons of crude oil into the Gulf. B-P has already paid billions to clean up the spill.