Questions still unanswered about Gulf oil spill settlement


MOBILE, Ala. — 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 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 still would require federal approval. Local officials have a project wish list estimated at about $1.59 billion."We really have to start from scratch," Craft said, to figure out how best to spend […]