BP Oil Spill Claims Czar Returns to Gulf Coast

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Bayou La Batre, AL (AP) - The administrator of BP's $20
billion oil spill claims fund returns to the Gulf Coast this week
amid increasing complaints that the program is failing to
compensate many in need.

Attorney Kenneth Feinberg will meet Tuesday with residents,
business owners and fishermen in Bayou La Batre and Orange Beach
along the Alabama coast. He heads to the Florida Panhandle on
Wednesday.

Last week, Feinberg was greeted in Mississippi and Louisiana by
angry claimants who say they're not being compensated enough, or
not at all, for BP's April oil well blowout that killed 11 workers
and spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf.

Feinberg has repeatedly promised fairness and more transparency
in the process and says he's doing the best he can given the more
than 470,000 requests for money.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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