BP PLC Gulf Coast oil spill http://apr.org en Court Won't Stop BP Oil Spill Claims Payments http://apr.org/post/court-wont-stop-bp-oil-spill-claims-payments <p></p><p>A federal appeals court panel says BP PLC must resume paying claims to businesses while it asks the U.S. Supreme Court to review its settlement with businesses in the aftermath of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.</p><p>A three-judge panel ruled 2-1 on Wednesday that it will not stop payments while BP appeals an earlier 5th Circuit decision that the settlement does not require businesses to prove they were directly harmed by the spill to collect payments.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 22:05:15 +0000 The Associated Press 52838 at http://apr.org Court Won't Stop BP Oil Spill Claims Payments Agreement Reached on Ala. Oil Spill Restoration http://apr.org/post/agreement-reached-ala-oil-spill-restoration <P>BP and federal and state officials have reached an agreement on proposed early restoration projects from the BP oil spill that are expected to cost about $94 million.</P> <P>The projects are part of BP's plan to provide up to $1 billion in funding for recovery of natural resources that were impacted in the BP oil spill.</P> <P>BP's Executive Vice President Laura Folse says the money will -provide long-term benefits to the Alabama environment and the people of Alabama. Thu, 02 May 2013 12:28:19 +0000 The Associated Press 29587 at http://apr.org Agreement Reached on Ala. Oil Spill Restoration BP Arraigned in Oil Spill Case, Pleads Not Guilty http://apr.org/post/bp-arraigned-oil-spill-case-pleads-not-guilty <P>A lawyer for BP PLC entered a not-guilty plea for the company as it was arraigned on charges stemming from a deadly 2010 rig explosion and massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.</P> <P>The plea Tuesday in federal court was a procedural move paving the way for a later guilty plea. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:21:15 +0000 The Associated Press 21267 at http://apr.org BP Arraigned in Oil Spill Case, Pleads Not Guilty