Topic: Steve Herman
BP's request to block settlement payouts associated with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill was rejected Friday by a federal judge. BP estimated a year ago that it would spend roughly $7.8 billion to resolve tens of thousands of claims by businesses and individuals covered by the settlement.
Policy on vast public lands has favored ranchers. Demographics and economics may alter that equation now.
02/17/2009 12:00 am