$205M in BP spill money for Louisiana coastal restoration
August 14, 2020
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is getting another $205 million in BP oil spill money to restore its coast.
Most of that — $176 million — will use sediment dredged from the Mississippi River to build 1,200 acres (485 hectares) of marsh in Jefferson Parish.
"This project continues the process of using restoration funding to restore wetlands, coastal, and nearshore habitats in the Barataria Basin, where the greatest oiling impacts from the Deepwater Horizon spill occurred," a news release stated Wednesday.
More than $25 million will go to oyster projects and $3 million will be spent...