Louisiana to gets lion’s share of $18.7B settlement with BP over oil spill

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    GULF OF MEXICO - APRIL 21: Fire boats battle a fire at the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon April 21, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. Multiple Coast Guard helicopters, planes and cutters responded to rescue the Deepwater Horizons 126 person crew after an explosion and fire caused the crew to evacuate. (Photo by U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)
    Louisiana took the brunt of the economic and environmental damage caused by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and officials announced this morning the state will now receive the largest share of a $1…

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