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Learn about the processes associated with Gulf coast restoration and recovery efforts and how you can participate in them.

Publications & Resources

UPDATED: The RESTORE Act: Comparing the Funding Mechanisms

This resource provides readers with a comparison of the various mechanisms for distributing funds under the RESTORE Act.

UPDATED: Gulf Coast Restoration: Timeline of Past and Future Events

This timeline provides a timeline of major events related to the four key Gulf restoration and recovery processes as well as major events in the U.S. Criminal Claims and Civil Claims.

UPDATED: Early Restoration in the Natural Resource Damage Assessment Process

This fact sheet provides an overview of what a NRDA is, how early restoration fits into that process, and what has happened with early restoration to date.

UPDATED: Overview of the RESTORE Act

This short resource provides readers with an overview of the RESTORE Act, how funds are distributed, and how to participate in the process.

UPDATED: Gulf Coast Restoration & Recovery 101


This short resource guides readers through the key processes that have been initiated to help recover and restore the Gulf of Mexico following Deepwater Horizon.

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We are happy to provide hard copies of any ELI resource on this list. Email gulfofmexico@eli.org to request.

Workshops & Events

Deepwater Horizon Litigation: Where Things Stand and What is Next

The third phase of the BP oil spill trial started in New Orleans on January 20. The webinar brought together leading experts on the oil spill litigation to discuss the first two phases of the trial, including the court’s ruling that the oil spill was the result of BP’s gross negligence and willful misconduct, and previewed some of the major issues that will be addressed in Phase III.

Interested in an Event?

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.

ELI Events

View our "ELI Events" page for details about previous seminars and telebriefings that ELI has organized on Deepwater Horizon issues.