Law professor says BP settlement a ‘positive’ for Alabama, but questions $1 billion to state’s beleaguered General Fund

A settlement between BP and the government represents a "positive" for Alabama, a professor at the University of Alabama School of Law said.

If there is any criticism about the tentative agreement, it should be directed toward state officials "who somehow got $1 billion directed to the General Fund," said Montre Carodine , who has commented about the BP settlement to multiple news organizations since it was announced July 2.

"That should be a cause of concern," Carodine said about the $1 billion that will be funneled into the General Fund for the next 18 years. "Who knows what will end […]