BP will have to pay $20.8 billion as part of the final settlement over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Six years on, small businesses are still reeling from the economic and environmental disaster. RT America’s Ed Schultz discusses whether the settlement cheats the taxpayers and residents of the Gulf Coast with “America’s Lawyer” Mike Papantonio and Dean Blanchard, the owner of what was one of the biggest shrimp distributors in the US before the spill.

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Ed Schultz is an American television and radio host, a liberal political commentator, and a former sports broadcaster. He was the host of The Ed Show, a weekday news talk program on MSNBC, and The Ed Schultz Show, a talk radio show, nationally syndicated by Dial Global. Ed has won three Eric Sevareid Awards and has managed and been lead talent for a broadcast team that has won two Marconis and a prestigious Peabody Award. Ed has been named one of the top ten radio hosts in the country by Talkers Magazine for a number of years. Ed Schultz has been a nominee by Syndicated News/Talk Personality of the year by Radio & Records.