The State of Gulf Beaches
It’s summertime, the fourth of july is less than a week away, and people all over the country are heading to the beach. It’s been over a year since the BP oil spill, so let’s take a look at what our Gulf Beaches look like. The Natural Resources Defense Council just released a beachwater quality report on the nation’s top 200 most popular beaches. Four beaches in Lousiana are still closed because of the oil spill, and three in Florida Are still under oil spill advisory notice. That’s not a good sign for our gulf beaches, but let’s take a closer look.
What is the Water Like at Gulf Beaches?
In Florida, which has 65 beaches on the list, 19 beaches have a pitiful 1 or 2 star rating (out of 5 stars). Only 7 beaches have 4 stars, and none have 5. A lot of the problems with Florid’s Gulf Beaches can be laid directly at BP’s feet. Louisiana isn’t really doing better. They have 5 gulf beaches. 4 of them have 2 stars, and one has 3 stars, so the water quality there isn’t good either. This report is in the national news too, so you better believe families thinking about vacationing on the gulf are going to see it.
Claims for Gulf Beaches
This is obviously bad news about our gulf beaches, but there is good news. If you own a business that relies on income from people visiting Gulf Beaches and you decide to get some representation to get a settlement from BP, you may be able to get your lost income back. Think about filling out our free case review box on the side of the page if you are worried about our gulf beaches and your income for this past year and the years to come.
Ahead of BP Lawsuit, Transocean Starts the Blame Game
You hear a lot about BP and the oil spill, so it can be easy to forget that there are other players too. Transocean just released a two-volume report that is 854 pages long essentially saying that most of the oil spill was BP’s fault, not theirs. Transocean is the company that owned the Deepwater Horizon, so you would think it would be at least partially their fault, but the big BP Lawsuit is coming up and they want to make sure they don’t foot the bill for oil spill.
Why Should I Care About the BP Lawsuit in February 2012?
There is a big BP lawsuit scheduled for February 2012 that will figure out which companies involved in the oil spill have to pay part of the damages to people and states they messed up. The reason this matters to gulf coast residents is that after this BP Lawsuit happens, you will be able to settle for a lot more money for your claim and come a lot closer to getting the compensation you deserve for your lost income.
Transocean went through all the trouble of putting together that huge report because when the BP Lawsuit rolls around, they want to make sure they don’t foot the bill. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter that much to you which company has to pay for what damages because someone will be liable for it. The important thing is that the lawsuit finishes so that people who want to take BP and other companies involved in the oil spill to court with a BP lawsuit can do it.
BP Lawsuit Blame Game Just Another Example of Passing the Buck
Even though at the end of the day it doesn’t matter much to gulf coast residents who has to pay for what damage, it does show us how eager they are to pass the blame on to someone else. Transocean is sitting here trying to throw BP under the bus, and pretty soon BP and the other companies involved will start releasing reports about how it was everyone else’s fault. If they are willing to pass the buck onto each other so quickly, how quickly do you think they will try to pass the buck on paying at all?
We have already seen from the stall tactics and quick pay scam that they are doing everything they can to avoid taking responsibility for the harm THEY caused. A BP Lawsuit may be the only way to actually get the money you deserve. They can only pass the buck if you stand idly by, but if you decide you won’t stand for their crap quick pay offers and you want the money you actually lost because of their spill, you should consider getting some professional help with your BP Claim.
You can fill out our free case review box on the side of the page, and whether you want to file a BP Lawsuit or just get help with sending your claim to the GCCF, we will take a look and work with you to figure out the best steps to take next.