Oil Spill Claims Process Needs Transparency

By: AP
By: AP

Associate Attorney General Thomas J. Perrelli said in a letter to Ken Feinberg on Friday night that this is a critical time for the claims fund as it transitions from initial emergency payments to paying interim and final claims.

Perrelli says he continues to have concerns about the pace of the claims process.

Feinberg told The Associated Press on Saturday he has paid out roughly $2 billion already.

He described the payments as generous, but agrees there is room for improvement.

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