Troy King worried over lawmaker communication during oil spill

By Arielle Clay

GULF SHORES, AL (WBRC) - Alabama's attorney general says he is worried that the state is not doing a very good job of communicating with local officials and the people they represent.

Attorney General Troy King called a meeting with those officials on Thursday morning to make sure that everyone is on the same page. He answered questions about damage claims and about how the recently announced $25 million grant from BP to the state of Alabama can be used.

The Attorney General wanted to let lawmakers know that they do not need to make rushed decisions because BP has promised to deal with this spill until it is resolved. Some lawmakers at the meeting say that for the people they represent time is the enemy.

King and the attorney generals from Texas, Louisiana, Florida and Mississippi all sent a letter to BP to assure that their states' needs will be taken care of.  He plans to hold a conference call on Friday with state officials tomorrow to keep everyone up to speed.

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