U.S. District Judge Approves $20 Billion Settlement in BP Oil Spill Case

Funds will pay for damage caused by largest marine oil spill in U.S. history


NEW YORK -- Responding to the approval of an approximately $20 billion settlement over the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, which resulted in the deaths of more than one million birds, the National Audubon Society released the following statement:

“It’s finally time for BP to pay for what they broke," said Audubon President and CEO David Yarnold (@david_yarnold). "Now we can focus on rebuilding America's Delta. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to protect Gulf Coast communities and the wildlife that need intact coastlines. It's time to start the recovery process for millions of birds and people alike.”

To learn more about the effects of the BP oil spill on the birds and communities of the Gulf Coast and to read about Audubon's work in the affected areas, please visit https://www.audubon.org/features/birds-and-oil.

The National Audubon Society saves birds and their habitats throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon's state programs, nature centers, chapters and partners have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire and unite diverse communities in conservation action. Since 1905, Audubon's vision has been a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Audubon is a nonprofit conservation organization. Learn more at www.audubon.org and @audubonsociety.

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