Gulf State Park BP oil spill fund http://apr.org en Agreement Reached on Ala. Oil Spill Restoration http://apr.org/post/agreement-reached-ala-oil-spill-restoration <P>BP and federal and state officials have reached an agreement on proposed early restoration projects from the BP oil spill that are expected to cost about $94 million.</P> <P>The projects are part of BP's plan to provide up to $1 billion in funding for recovery of natural resources that were impacted in the BP oil spill.</P> <P>BP's Executive Vice President Laura Folse says the money will -provide long-term benefits to the Alabama environment and the people of Alabama. Thu, 02 May 2013 12:28:19 +0000 The Associated Press 29587 at http://apr.org Agreement Reached on Ala. Oil Spill Restoration Gulf Convention Hotel: Tourism Boom or Boondoggle? http://apr.org/post/gulf-convention-hotel-tourism-boom-or-boondoggle <P>One of the most pristine areas in Alabama, a sandy white stretch at Gulf State Park, could become the site of a large hotel and conference center.</P> <P>Bills pending in the Legislature would let the state use money from BP's Gulf oil spill fund to build a conference center and let a private developer build an adjoining hotel. The Republican sponsors, Sen. Trip Pittman and Rep. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 13:17:48 +0000 The Associated Press 25569 at http://apr.org Gulf Convention Hotel: Tourism Boom or Boondoggle?