CL – Too many on Coast still suffering year after BP oil spill

Attorney General Jim Hood is on the right track seeking more transparency in the claims process from last summer’s BP oil spill.

Last week, Hood filed suit in Hinds County Chancery Court against Washington lawyer Kenneth Feinberg, the administrator of BP’s $20 billion oil spill fund to get access to claims filed by coastal residents.

Hood said that he was seeking to make the process more transparent so people will know if Feinberg is looking out for the best interests of oil spill victims or BP.

In the past, Feinberg has shrugged off Hood’s criticisms – or attacked Hood outright, saying Hood would actually be slowing the process with a lawsuit.

Clarion Ledger
7/18/11