Jefferson Parish (La.) district will seek claim against BP

July 23, 2010
School system system says its has lost tax revenue because of Gulf Coast oil leak

From The New Orleans Times-Picayune: Jefferson Parish (La.) public school officials plan to file a claim against BP for lost sales tax revenue caused by the company's Gulf of Mexico oil leak. About a third of the school system's $400 million budget is derived from sales taxes. School officials don't yet know how much they will seek from BP, but they believe they are losing revenue because of the three-month leak's economic effect on communities such as Grand Isle and Jean Lafitte.

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