Gulf Coast officials worry over local share of BP settlement

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – Gulf Coast officials worry that their communities won’t get their fair share of Alabama’s $2.3 billion portion of the BP oil spill settlement.

Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft told AL.com ( http://bit.ly/1NYnnkK ) that members of the Gulf Coast Recovery Council have unanswered questions about the settlement.

The plan, which still requires court approval, would give the council control over $599 million, but about half of that spending would still require federal approval.Local officials have a project wish list estimated at about $1.59 billion. The state general fund, meanwhile, is in line for about $1 billion of […]