Gulfport, MS – Ricky Dombrowski, the president of the city council, alleges that BP handled oil spill claims filed by Coast cities in a confusing and inconsistent way.
“I can’t realize why claim submitted by the Gulfport for losses in sales tax was rejected. But the oil company cut a large amount check for claim filed by another city,” Dombrowski said.
The Gulf Shores city had received $6.5 million from the British oil giant, which was a bit hard for Dombrowski to digest. The Gulfport councilman said Gulf Shores is smaller seashore with fewer people.
“Explain us how BP reached at $6.5 million and show us a reasonable offer. As of now, BP is offering zero,” Dombrowski said.
He said the city is still trying to settle with BP in good faith.