Galveston Bay to get $8M from oil-spill settlement

GALVESTON – The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council has set aside $8 million from a legal settlement related to the 2010 BP oil spill for Galveston Bay, the council said Thursday.

"It’s a really good start," said Bob Stokes , president of the Galveston Bay Foundation , whose organization Wednesday issued a report that gave the overall health of the bay a "C" grade.

The Galveston Bay Foundation will use about $300,000 of the money announced Thursday to restore underwater seagrass to an area where it has been lost in West Galveston Bay, assuming the project remains when the final plan […]