Calif. Agency Must Improve Oil Spill Fund Control: Auditor

Law360, New York (August 15, 2012, 4:48 PM EDT) -- The California State Auditor on Tuesday called on the state's Department of Fish and Game to step up management of its oil spill prevention fund, which it said hadn't received its fair share of federal funding from its overseer while its balance had been consistently misstated in budgets since fiscal year 2006-2007.

According to the auditor’s report, the fund, created in 1991 to help prevent, prepare for and respond to oil spills, had been given additional responsibilities by the state since November 2007, when the vessel M/V...
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