A BP Claims Center opened late last month in Clearwater. As Susan Giles Wantuck reports, a steady stream of people passed through looking for advice and hoping to be reimbursed for their loss of business because of the gusher in the Gulf. As of last Friday, BP said it had paid out more than $200 million in claims from the disaster.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/2bpclaim.mp3]
Some Florida residents faced a $600 fee for reporting free-flowing wells on their property. Now they won’t.
Residents within the St. Johns River Water Management District used to pay a high price …