Release of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment Final Restoration Plan
The Trustees have released a final comprehensive, integrated, ecosystem restoration plan for the Gulf of Mexico. It is based on the thorough assessment of impacts to the Gulf's natural resources -- and the services they provide following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
They are now entering a 30-day waiting period, which will last until March 21, 2016. They will not make a final decision to adopt the plan until this period is complete. They have received more than 6,300 public comments on the draft plan, and they would like to than the public for their input. All comments were considered in the final plan. If adopted, the final plan would allocate up to $8.8 billion allocated for natural resource injuries under a proposed settlement with BP. For more information, read the final plan.