BP to spend millions on Lousiana tourism
BP has agreed to give millions of dollars in compensation to Louisiana as the American state battles to recover from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
BP has agreed to spend around $78 million to test and promote Louisiana seafood and increase tourism following the catastrophe.
Spending was validated by state governor Bobby Jindal earlier today following meetings with executives of BP.
Jindal also confirmed plans to use $140 million already committed to the state by BP to amplify sand berms that were built off the Louisiana coast to block oil.
Critics, including some coastal scientists and federal regulators say the work will be detrimental to the environment but Jindal disagrees. He has made sand berms a foundation in his efforts to helping to fight the oil spill.