$215M in BP oil spill money to restore Louisiana marshes

Louisiana will get nearly $ 215 million in BP oil spill money for two projects that will restore more than 4,600 acres of marsh and other habitat in the New Orleans area.

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How SDG&E’s Smart Grid Devices Helped Restore the Grid

Originally published on the ECOreport San Diego’s grid has endured an onslaught from a record-breaking 5-day-long heat wave, which produced back to back peak demand records of 4,781 megawatts (MW) and 4,890 MW. There were also high winds, with microbursts followed by sudden downpours and flooding. A lot of trees fell, there were several outages,

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Restore The California Delta! To What, Exactly?

As a multibillion-dollar environmental effort gets underway, the state has to figure out what the landscape used to look like. Ninety-seven percent of the original wetlands in the inland delta near the San Francisco Bay are gone, so California is turning to historians for help.

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BP Oil Spill: RESTORE Act Raises Stakes For Gulf States – Huffington Post

HOUSTON, July 14 (Reuters) – U.S. Gulf Coast states have a higher stake in the amount of money the U.S. government can wring out of BP Plc for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill due to a new law that would divert billions of dollars in …
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Louisiana and other Gulf states need Congress to pass the Restore the Gulf Act: An editorial –

Legislation to dedicate 80 percent of BP oil spill fines to the Gulf Coast states was on an encouraging upswing earlier this month, when the Senate adopted a transportation bill that included what’s known as the Restore Act. But the momentum …
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Nigeria urges UNEP to restore environment of Ogoniland – Xinhua News Agency

ABUJA, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) — Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday called on the United Nations and its organ the UN Environment Program (UNEP) to come to the aid of the country in the environmental restoration of Ogoniland and the Niger Delta in …
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An agreement to seek BP fines to restore the Gulf Coast: An editorial

Gulf Coast senators have finally rallied behind a single bill to commit most of the Clean Water Act fines levied against BP to the states that were harmed by last year’s devastating oil spill. That’s a critical development for Louisiana
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