Meeting on Gulf Restoration Plans

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Federal and state officials have presented plans to hold BP to its promise to make the Gulf whole in the wake of the 2010 oil-spill disaster.

A meeting Tuesday night in Gautier attracted more than 100 people. It was the first of three scheduled along the Mississippi Coast and 12 along the northern Gulf, as trustees work on getting a
first round of restoration projects going, even as the total amount of damage is still being determined.

There are two projects proposed on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

The Mississippi projects, which were announced in December, are: Mississippi Oyster Cultch Restoration in Hancock and Harrison counties and the Mississippi Artificial Reef Habitat in Hancock,
Harrison and Jackson counties.

The projects are among eight proposed in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

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