BP asks for Gulf spill deal ok despite objections – calls for BP to pay $2.3 billion for seafood-related claims by commercial fishing vessel owners, captains and deckhands

IT AIN”T ENOUGH!    Nov. 1 is the opt-out deadline. BP says only a minuscule percentage of eligible claimants have asked to be excluded so far. The settlement calls for BP to pay $2.3 billion for seafood-related claims by commercial fishing vessel owners, captains and deckhands. Several objectors argued the seafood program doesn’t adequately account for uncertain future risks to Gulf fisheries. “The continuing decline of the fisheries and the possibility of a fishery collapse or closure expose commercial fishermen to significant future risk,” wrote an advocacy group called Gulf Organized Fisheries in Solidarity & Hope, or GO FISH. BP countered that objections about the seafood program are based on “anecdotal and unreliable evidence, unsubstantiated allegations, and mere speculation.” The agreement also calls for paying medical claims by cleanup workers and others who say they suffered illnesses from exposure to the oil or chemicals used to disperse it.http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/bp-asks-for-gulf-spill-deal-ok-despite-objections/article_252e8b63-6f76-5634-ac42-268af12fb3f1.html