BP Agrees To Pay $340-Million: Most Of The Money Goes To Coastal Restoration

Originally posted on WGNO:

Louisiana is getting millions of dollars from BP with most of it going towards coastal restoration. Governor Bobby Jindal made the long overdue announcement this afternoon, three years after the Deepwater Horizon burst into flames. Vanessa Bolano has the details.

“We watching these islands disappear day by day and they’re not going to regrow unless someone goes out there and puts them back in place,” says Scott Poche of Crescent City Fishing Charters.

Poche has spent his entire life in Lafitte, most of it on the waters. He’s seen the changes along the coast and says they seem to be getting worse every year, but now there’s hope. Today there’s hope that something will be done to slow erosion or even turn back time.

“Today I am proud to announce that BP has agreed to fund approximately $340,000,000 for projects for Louisiana,” says Governor Bobby Jindal.

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