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Should BP Settlement Funds Be Used to Stop Development in Galveston?

Posted on · When the Friends of Galveston Beaches proposed using $9.5 million from the BP oil spill settlement to stop development and preserve a beach, an old community argument erupted again over new development versus open spaces. We learn more from Galveston County Daily News reporter John Wayne Ferguson. MORE: Group Wants RESTORE Money to Buy Galveston Beaches […]

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When Will the Little Guys Get Their Share of the BP Settlement?

Posted on · It’s been six years since the Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent spill, which devastated several state coastlines along the Gulf of Mexico. Last month, a federal judge approved a more than $20 billion settlement between BP and plaintiffs, including the federal government, Texas, four other Gulf Coast states and hundreds of local municipalities. That settlement includes […]

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BP Spill and Small Businesses: Thursday’s Show (May 5, 2016)

Posted on · It’s been six years since the Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent spill, which devastated several state coastlines along the Gulf of Mexico. Last month, a federal judge approved a more than $20 billion settlement between BP and plaintiffs, including the federal government, Texas, four other Gulf Coast states and hundreds of local municipalities. That settlement includes […]

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What Does BP’s Record Settlement for Deepwater Horizon Spill Mean for Houston?

Posted on · Last Thursday, BP agreed to pay $18.7 billion to settle state and federal claims from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. We discuss what the settlement means for BP, Houston and the Gulf region with Bradley Olson, who reports on the oil and gas industry for Bloomberg News. MORE: Will The Settlement Cost From […]

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Making Houston More Bike Friendly: Tuesday’s Show (July 7, 2015)

Posted on · A couple weeks back, cyclists staged a “die-in” outside Houston’s City Hall, to send a message to the City Council that cyclists need safer roads and that motorists need to be held accountable for bike-related accidents, especially in light of four bicycle-related fatalities that occurred over a recent three-week period. The demonstration outside City Hall […]