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Oil from the BP spill on the beach in Gulf Shores, Ala., on June 12, 2010. A federal court has prohibited the use of funds to build a beach hotel in Alabama that were earmarked for oil spill restoration.
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Article March 7, 2016

Court Rules BP Spill Restoration Funds Can’t Be Used to Build Luxury Hotel

A federal court prohibits the use of funds earmarked for oil spill restoration in Alabama to instead be used to build a beach hotel.

Document February 17, 2016

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Federal Court Prohibits Use of BP Oil Spill Restoration Funds to Build Beach Hotel

Gulf Shores, Alabama sunset. (Garret Farlow / CC BY 2.0)
Press Release: Victory February 17, 2016

Federal Court Prohibits Use of BP Oil Spill Restoration Funds to Build Beach Hotel

$58.5 million of “natural resource restoration” fund was slated to construct a lodge and conference center in Gulf Shores, AL

A controlled burn of oil from the BP oil spill sends towers of fire hundreds of feet into the air over the Gulf of Mexico on June 9, 2010. More than 200 million gallons of oil polluted the Gulf of Mexico during the 201 BP Deepwater Horizon disaster. (PO1 James Masson / U.S. Coast Guard)
case October 23, 2014

Challenging Misuse of BP Disaster Restoration Funds

The Gulf Restoration Network (GRN), represented by Earthjustice, has filed suit in Washington, D.C. challenging the decision of the U.S. Department of the Interior and other federal agencies to allow money intended to repair damage to the Gulf of Mexico from the 2010 BP disaster to instead be used to subsidize a beachfront convention center…

Document October 23, 2014

Lawsuit Challenges Gulf Restoration Fund to Rebuild Hotel

Challenges a plan to use gulf restoration funds to rebuild a hotel and conference center

Dark clouds of smoke and fire emerge as oil burns during a controlled fire in the Gulf of Mexico following the April 20, 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon.
(Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg / U.S. Navy)
Press Release October 23, 2014

Gulf Restoration Group Sue Feds Over Misuse of BP Disaster Restoration Funds

Alabama and Feds approve millions for beachfront convention center