Publications & Resources

NEW: Building Bridges between Restoration Programs and Existing State Programs

Our new report Building Bridges: Connecting the Overlapping Goals, Resources, and Institutions of Gulf of Mexico Restoration and Conservation (State Plans and Programs) focuses on state plans and programs that may be important to the oil spill restoration and recovery processes.

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.

NEW: BP Proposed Consent Decree

October 2015

The factsheet provides an overview of the proposed consent decree, breaking down details of the settlement and how you can participate.

BP Proposed Consent Decree Breakdown

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.

Gulf Restoration Educational Materials

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.

RECORDING: RESTORE Council Funded Priorities List: Timelines, Participation, and Next Steps

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.

Breaking Down the RESTORE Council Funded Priorities List

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.

Deepwater Horizon Settlement Overview

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.

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Workshops & Events

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.