Gov. Bentley Approves Several State Projects
State officials say they've gained approval for nearly $10 million in projects aimed at restoring Alabama's coastline after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. Today, Governor Robert Bentley said $9.6 million for four Alabama projects has been approved by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. He said projects address conservation needs to restore some of Alabama's natural resources affected by the disaster. Governor Bentley said that plea agreements involving BP and Transocean directed more than $2.5 billion to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation over a five-year period for various projects in five Gulf coast states. He said a total of $356 million will be paid into the Gulf Fund over a five-year period for conservation projects in Alabama.