State Using BP Money For Hotel Despite Judge’s Ruling

The state of Alabama has started building a beachfront hotel and conference center using money from the BP oil spill. But, you may be wondering how they can do that since a federal judge put a stop to it. As it turns out, the judge barred the state from building the hotel with money BP provided for early restoration work on beaches, but there’s another pot of money from BP — so the state is using that.