WaPo: $130M in BP spill money to help reconnect big swamp to river

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana will get $130 million in BP oil spill money to link its second-largest coastal swamp back up to the Mississippi River, and Alabama will receive funds to add up to 12,000 acres (4,800 hectares) to a wildlife management area.

The RESTORE Council, made up of officials from the five Gulf states and several federal agencies, voted for the projects on Wednesday. The group was created to allocate money from Clean Water Act fines paid by BP and others after the catastrophic 2010 spill.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/130m-in-bp-spill-money-to-help-reconnect-big-swamp-to-river/2020/02/12/a5de7394-4dee-11ea-967b-e074d302c7d4_story.html