Judge Bars State, Federal Trustees From Spending $58.5M To Build Conference Center

(February 17, 2016, 1:52 PM EST) -- MOBIILE, Ala. — A federal judge in Alabama on Feb. 16 barred state and federal trustees from using $58.5 million that was part of an early $1 billion settlement with BP Exploration and Production Inc. to restore coastline along the Gulf of Mexico, ruling that they violated the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA) and National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) by acting arbitrarily and capriciously when creating the plans for a lodge and conference center in Alabama (Gulf Restoration Network v. Sally Jewell, et al., No....
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