Montgomery, AL – Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has spent much of the 15 months he has been in office pursuing efforts to recover losses by Alabama and other states because of the massive BP oil spill.
With the second anniversary of the April 20, 2010 spill coming Friday, Strange believes he can see light at the end of the tunnel.
Details of a proposed settlement were presented to a judge Wednesday in the lawsuit involving private claims. Strange hopes the case involving claims of lost revenue by Alabama and Louisiana will be ready to go to trial this fall or will be settled.
Strange said he feels the effects of the spill were greatest on Alabama because the state has pristine beaches, a vibrant commercial seafood industry and bountiful wildlife.
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