We must act now to secure the Gulf’s future

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(Photo: unknown) Last week, a federal-state council created by the RESTORE Act released its Initial Funded Priorities List as part of the plan to repair the damage done by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The money for these initial projects will come from the 2013 settlement with Transocean, the operator of the rig that caused the Gulf disaster five years ago.

This draft list is a thoughtful look at the range of restoration opportunities.

The council’s efforts to leverage additional funding and coordinate among state and federal agencies should be applauded, as Gulf advocates have long encouraged this kind of […]