Attorney General Luther Strange says his court-appointed role as representative for the states at the table with private plaintiffs and the US in the BP oil spill case will be a “plus” for Alabama.
Strange, who took office two weeks ago today, appeared this morning on FOX6 News Good Day Alabama.
The Republican says he and Gov. Robert Bentley are “working hand and hand” on the case and he sees no reason to back out of the lawsuit filed by his predecessor, Troy King.
“I think it strengthens our hand, and the fact that the US government is in the case now, really there is no way Alabama should drop out.”
Strange also says he has met with attorneys for Greentrack about the future of e-bingo at the facility.
Last week, city leaders in Bessemer expressed a desire for guidance from the attorney general as that city considers an e-bingo ordinance.
“We made it very clear. In my opinion, gambling going on at these large casinos is illegal slot machines,” Strange told me today on Good Day.
“If they like to test these machines in court, they can have their day in court.”
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