On October 5, 2015, a historic milestone was reached in Gulf restoration: the terms to settle the United States’ and five Gulf states’ remaining claims against BP were announced. Along with separate agreements with local government entities, these settlements total $20.8 billion. The post breaks down details of the settlement and how you can participate.
ELI has developed a set of educational materials on Gulf restoration. These short, easy-to-understand materials are targeted at people who are unfamiliar with the restoration processes, and they should be useful to community leaders and groups in their education and outreach efforts.
The webinar convened three members of the Council staff to discuss the draft FPL. The goal was to spark discussion, provide answers to questions, and facilitate productive public participation in this important milestone in Gulf restoration.
On August 13, 2015, another important milestone in Gulf restoration was reached: the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council released its draft Initial Funded Priorities List, proposing approximately $139.6 million worth of projects and programs. Our post breaks down what the FPL is, what's in the FPL, and how the public can engage.
On July 2, 2015, a monumental announcement was made: an agreement in principle has been reached to settle all federal and state claims against BP arising from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill for $18.732 billion. Our post provides an overview of some of the terms of the agreement, focusing on the natural resource damages and Clean Water Act civil penalties.
We are continually planning workshops around the Gulf on the ongoing recovery and restoration processes. Please email us if you have questions about when and where the next event will take place. We also host seminars and telebriefings on an as-needed basis. Please email us if you have a specific topic you would like us to address.
View our "ELI Events" page for details about previous seminars and telebriefings that ELI has organized on Deepwater Horizon issues.