House Speaker orders investigation into oil spill claims systemby Dara Kam | January 13th, 2011
House Speaker Dean Cannon is asking his economic development committee to investigate reports of problems with the Gulf Coast Claims Facility payments to BP oil spill victims.
BP claims czar Ken Feinberg has paid out almost $1.2 billion to nearly 70,000 claimants.
But more than twice that many claims – about 157,000 – remain in the system.
“Recently, numerous breakdowns and inconsistencies within the claims process have been brought to my attention,” Cannon, R-Orlando, wrote to House Economic Affairs Committee Chairwoman Dorothy Hukill.