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$205 Million in Oil Spill Restoration Funds Approved for Louisiana Oyster, Marine Mammals, and Marsh Creation Projects

August 12, 2020

BATON ROUGE – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the Louisiana Trustee
Implementation Group (LA TIG), the entity responsible for the oversight, planning, and
implementation of Deepwater Horizon oil spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment
settlement funds in Louisiana, has approved $204.7 million for a variety of projects aimed
at helping the state continue its recovery from the 2010 oil spill. These projects, approved
in two recent restoration plans, will assist in the development of Louisiana oyster beds,
increase oyster production, improve the response effort for stranded dolphins and whales,
and create approximately 1,200 acres of marsh in the upper Barataria Basin.