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Alabama and federal officials prohibited from Use of BP Oil Spill Restoration Funds to Build Beach Hotel

Feb 20, 2016 - Legal Monitor Worldwide

Alabama and federal officials are prohibited by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama from allocating $58.5 million dollars of BP drilling disaster natural resource restoration funds to construct a hotel along an Alabama beach.

Holding that the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Trustees clearly violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Oil Pollution Act (OPA) by failing to consider any reasonable restoration alternatives to the h...