USDA Announces $50 Million for Gulf Of Mexico’s Restoration

Following manual cleanup effort at Fourchon Beach, Louisiana, booms were set to attempt to protect the sandy beach area. May 2010. Caption and photo source: NOAA


EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson on Monday announced a vast, collaborative plan developed by a federal task force to restore the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Monday pledged $50 million to a program designed to restore seven river basins from Florida to Texas in an attempt to show a blueprint for rebuilding the Gulf Coast’s fragile ecosystem is more than just another federal report…

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Challenges to assuring the health of the Gulf of Mexico, State of the Gulf Summit 2011 / NOAA

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