Updates on restoration monies from BP settlements

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has established a Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund to carry out projects related to restoration from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Over the next 5 years, NFWF will receive $1.272 billion for projects in Louisiana, $356 million each for Alabama , Florida, and Mississippi, and $203 million for Texas. Development of specific projects is still underway with collaboration from state and federal agencies. Read the full article here, and learn about how the fund will help each of the Gulf states.

The National Academy of Sciences has also developed a new 30-year program, yet to be named, that will focus on environmental monitoring, research and development, and education and training as they relate to the safety of oil drilling, production, and transport of hydrocrabons. $500 million over the next 5 years to the NAS will support this program. Read about it here.