$134M proposed for 10 BP-funded oil spill recovery projects
JACKSON, MS - The trustees overseeing $1 billion provided by BP PLC to jump-start recovery from the 2010 oil spill have proposed another 10 projects totaling $134 million. About $698 million has been spent in three previous rounds.
Four projects would get $116.5 million, including $45 million to protect sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico and $30 million to restore shorelines and reefs in four Mississippi bays.
About $20.6 million would increase waterbird nesting areas on four Texas islands.
And $20 million would pay longline fishermen to set lines aside for the six-month bluefin tuna spawning season, and provide gear less likely to catch sharks and bluefin tuna.
Four Alabama projects would get nearly $11 million, with $136,700 to one Florida project and nearly $7 million to a second project in Mississippi.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
BREC to reveal renovations for zoo, Greenwood Park during Saturday event
Popular New Orleans TV icon killed in fiery plane crash, had circle...
Employee foils Baton Rouge store burglary in wild pursuit caught on camera
Zachary firefighter died in morning crash while headed to work
Toddler has adorable reaction to cheese fries