BP to reliquish more Louisiana coastal recovery funding

BP to reliquish more Louisiana coastal recovery funding
Monday, November 1, 2010 - 11:16am

NEW ORLEANS, La (WVLA) – Governor Jindal released details for a massive Louisiana coastal recovery effort that will be paid for by funding provided by BP. The announcement was made at a press conference held at Acme Oyster House in New Orleans this morning, Monday, Nov. 1.

The agreement for funding distributes $48 million for seafood safety and testing, $140 million for sand berm and barrier island restoration, and $30 million to help Louisiana’s tourism industry.

“We saw the Saints win the Super Bowl months ago, after years of struggles and setbacks. It is with that same perseverance and determination that we will emerge victorious over this oil spill – and we will come back stronger and better than ever. America watched as the oil hit our coast month after month, and now we want every American to come here and be a part of another great American comeback,” Governor Jindal said during the press conference.

Make sure to tune in to NBC33 News at 5 p.m. for more on this story.

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