Articles tagged “bp”

BP Settles Oil Spill Claims for Lost Tourism Dollars

BP Settles Oil Spill Claims for Lost Tourism Dollars

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press

BP is spreading the money around, part of an $18.7 billion settlement, to make all the sludge, and the ill will it engendered, disappear. The Gulf Coast and its tourism businesses recovered much faster than it was initially feared.

3 years ago

Louisiana County Taps BP Money to Build Visitor Information Kiosks

Associated Press

It seems only right that the company that ruined tourism for the southern state aid its return as a major tourism destination, and the infrastructure needed to sustain that. And if history is any guide, we should expect an angry email from a BP flack in 3, 2, 1 ...

5 years ago

The U.S. Gulf Coast cleanup is “done,” but BP’s tar balls still scare tourists

The U.S. Gulf Coast cleanup is “done,” but BP’s tar balls still scare tourists

Jay Reeves, Associated Press

BP destroyed small businesses along the entire Gulf Coast and walked away with a slap on the wrist. Now the motels, casual restaurants, and other players who have little political pull will work hard to get visitors back despite the lingering issues.

6 years ago