Gulf State Park BP oil spill fund

BP Oil Spill
7:28 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Agreement Reached on Ala. Oil Spill Restoration

Governor Bentley announces funding for new coastal restoration projects during a news conference at the State Capitol.
WALA-TV

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.


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.

Gulf State Park Convention Hotel
7:17 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Gulf Convention Hotel: Tourism Boom or Boondoggle?

Legislation pending the Alabama Legislature would let the state use money from the BP Gulf oil spill fund to build a conference center and adjoining hotel at Gulf State Park.
en.wikipedia.org

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.


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. Steve McMillan, said the goal is to create an upscale site on the Alabama coast to attract conventions like those drawn to Sandestin in the Florida Panhandle.

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