Settlement talks ongoing over Gulf oil leak

Baton Rouge, La. • A company that has failed to stop an oil leak that began nearly 13 years ago in the Gulf of Mexico is negotiating a possible settlement that could allow it to recover millions of dollars it set aside for work to end the leak. A federal judge agreed Wednesday to give Taylor Energy Company more time for settlement talks with Justice Department attorneys. Taylor Energy sued the federal government last year, accusing regulators of violating an agreement requiring the company to se...

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