In this April 21, 2010, file photo, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 50 miles southeast of Venice, La. As part of the oil spill settlement, Mississippi would receive about $1.5 billion over 17 years, Republican Gov. Phil Bryant and Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood said Thursday. Added to $659 million in earlier funding, Mississippi would receive a total of about $2.2 billion, if the settlement is approved by a court.
In this April 21, 2010, file photo, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 50 miles southeast of Venice, La. As part of the oil spill settlement, Mississippi would receive about $1.5 billion over 17 years, Republican Gov. Phil Bryant and Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood said Thursday. Added to $659 million in earlier funding, Mississippi would receive a total of about $2.2 billion, if the settlement is approved by a court. Gerald Herbert AP FILE
In this April 21, 2010, file photo, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 50 miles southeast of Venice, La. As part of the oil spill settlement, Mississippi would receive about $1.5 billion over 17 years, Republican Gov. Phil Bryant and Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood said Thursday. Added to $659 million in earlier funding, Mississippi would receive a total of about $2.2 billion, if the settlement is approved by a court. Gerald Herbert AP FILE

Coast knows best how to leverage BP money

November 06, 2016 5:00 AM