APNewsBreak: BP, feds in talks over spill fines

Oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is trapped in booms at Cat Island in Barataria Bay off the Louisiana Coast Friday, June 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

September 28, 2010 12:29:39 PM PDT
BP and the Obama administration are discussing a possible settlement over fines for the company's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill in an effort to avoid a costly legal fight that would delay that money from reaching the affected states, a congressman said Tuesday.