The city of Gulfport, Mississippi filed a $12 million claim against BP today seeking compensation for damages suffered as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. City officials allege that BP is dragging its feet in paying claims. “Delay, delay, delay, delay. That is not something we’re making up. That is something the media can go and look up and see how long these claims have been out there,” said Gulfport city councilman Rusty Walker.
According to city leaders, to date BP has only offered $76,000.00 in compensation for Gulfport’s estimated $12 million loss in sales tax revenue. City officials are willing to negotiate with the company but warn that they are becoming increasingly frustrated.
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