Thursday, April 25, 2013

Airport, BP settle

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – When the Deepwater Horizon exploded in April 2010, officials at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in West Bay were preparing for a grand opening. Now three years later, the airport board put the oil spill in the past Wednesday by accepting a $5.98 million economic-loss settlement from BP instead of seeking litigation. Airport Attorney Franklin Harrison expects ECP to receive the check no later than May 1. (Source: Panama City News Herald, 04/24/13)