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June 8, 2015 has been established as the deadline
to submit a claim in the Economic and Property
Damages (“E&PD”) Settlement with BP Exploration
& Production Inc. and BP America Production
Company (“BP”) related to the Deepwater Horizon
Oil Spill. So if you are eligible to file a claim, you
must act soon.
Who is included?
The E&PD Settlement Class includes people,
businesses, other entities, and properties in the states
of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi, and certain
counties in Texas and Florida, that were harmed by the
Deepwater Horizon oil spill that occurred on April 20,
2010. The website DeepwaterHorizonSettlements.com
has detailed descriptions and maps of the included
geographic locations to help you determine whether
you are a part of the E&PD Settlement Class.
Additionally, you can call 1-866-992-6174 or e-mail
to find out if a geographic location is included.
What are the payment
The settlement provides payments if you had
economic loss or property damage because of the
Deepwater Horizon oil spill. By submitting a claim,
you can request a payment in one or more of the
following seven categories:
Economic Damage Loss of Subsistence
Vessel Physical Damage
Real Property Sales Damage
Vessels of Opportunity Charter Payment
Coastal Real Property Damage
Wetlands Real Property Damage
Economic Damage payments are available for
Individuals and Entities that lost profits or earnings as
a result of the Deepwater Horizon Incident. Coastal
Real Property payments are available for property
that was physically damaged in connection with the
Deepwater Horizon Incident. Detailed descriptions
of all seven categories are available at the website.
There is no limit on the total dollar amount of the
E&PD Settlement. All qualified and timely claims
will be paid in full once they are approved. The
Settlement also allowed for Seafood Compensation
claims, but the deadline for those claims has passed.
hoW do i request a payment?
You must submit a Claim Form to request a payment.
You can get a copy of the various Claim Forms by
visiting the website or by calling 1-866-992-6174.
Claims can be submitted online or by mail. If you have
questions about how to file your claim, you should
call the toll-free number for assistance. The claims
process can be complex, so if you are eligible to file a
claim, you should act now so you may complete your
claim before the June 8, 2015 deadline.
Economic and Property Damages Settlement
The Deadline to file a Claim is June 8, 2015
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Our distant cousins
By BRANDON BAILEY
AP Technology Writer
SAN FRANCISCO — Clorox has apologized for a social media misstep after the
household products company sparked outrage by tweeting “where’s the bleach” in ref-
erence to last week’s introduction of new “emoji” cartoons for iPhones that include sev-
eral faces of people with black and brown skin.
The maker of Clorox bleach and other products says it was attempting a humorous
reference to other emoji symbols for objects like toilets and bathtubs that people use
bleach to clean. But the corporate Twitter post hit a nerve when news reports and online
discussions were focusing on the new collection of racially diverse faces that have been
added to the symbols people can use in emails and text messages.
“I didn’t think it was malicious, but impact negates intent. This is someone being
thoughtless, and really not focused on what was trending that day,” said Jazzmen Kno-
derer, a 29-year-old program coordinator at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She
joined other Twitter users in posting her dismay about the Clorox tweet after it spread
online last week.
Clorox, based in Oakland, California, tried to make amends with another post that
said, “Wish we could bleach away our last tweet. Didn’t mean to offend.”
The company also apologized in a statement Saturday that added, “We did not mean
for this to be taken as a specific reference to the diversity emojis - but we should have
been more aware of the news around this. The tweet was meant to be light-hearted -
about having an emoji shaped like a bleach bottle to represent doing laundry or clean-
ing - but it fell flat.”
The gaffe is only the latest example of companies like AT&T and Kenneth Cole that
have sparked controversy or offense on social media. DiGiorno Pizza apologized last fall
for a tweet about having pizza, which used a hashtag - (hash)whyistayed - that others had
adopted for discussions about the dilemma faced by women in abusive relationships.
Clorox apologizes for ‘emojis’ tweet
PHOTOS COURTESY OF TWITTER.COM
“She wanted to be satisfied that she
had a set of policies and ideas that could
really make a difference for people and
she had a theory of change to get them
done,” said John Podesta, her new cam-
paign’s chairman. “She went pretty deep.”
The political data Clinton consumed
underscored the demographic advan-
tages the Democratic Party has built up
among Hispanics, African Americans and
women. Clinton seeks to pick off one or
two percent more of the white vote and
women than Obama.
What resonated with Clinton more than
the policy papers and the polling were
appeals to her sense of duty, a hallmark of
her Methodist upbringing in the Midwest.
She was by far the most qualified Demo-
crat to run, supporters argued. If she didn’t
run, what other Democrat could win?
“If a young Bill Clinton was out there
today and she saw that and believed in
that person’s ideas, character and com-
petence, I am absolutely convinced she
would not run,” said Lynn Forester de
Rothschild, a longtime friend and Clinton
There was plenty that gave Clinton
pause. She grimaced at the thought of
giving up her privacy again. She worried
about putting Chelsea, husband Marc and
their baby in the spotlight. She felt bad
that her candidacy would crowd out Vice
President Joe Biden, a longtime friend who
was also toying with a White House run.
Clinton was also mindful of chatter that
she could be challenged from her party’s
liberal left flank. She set up a meeting with
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, whose anti-Wall
Street positions were galvanizing progres-
sives and stoking talk that she could launch
her own 2016 campaign. The meeting
was as much an opportunity for Clinton to
gauge the mood of progressives as it was
a chance to size up the seriousness of War-
ren’s repeated denials of a White House run.
By December, most of Clinton’s anxi-
eties had been resolved. Her private de-
liberations over the holidays would put to
rest her internal debate.
HILLARY, FROM 1A
Hillary is focused on nation’s youth
PHOTO COURTESY OF SLATE.COM
Hillary Clinton participates in a roundtable discussion with students and educators during a cam-
paign event at the Kirkwood Community College on April 14, 2015.
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