Over 100 National and Gulf Coast Organizations Call for Restoration Plan to Partner with Coastal Communities
In response to the BP oil drilling disaster, over 100 national and Gulf Coast organizations came together to ensure that a partnership with coastal communities is central to the "Mabus Restoration Plan" for the Gulf Coast.
The new proposal, entitled "One Gulf, Resilient Gulf" includes the creation of a Gulf Coast Resiliency Fund and Task Force to fund and implement, with a variety of avenues to target low-income and impacted communities, livelihood opportunities across the Gulf. The Task Force would include each Gulf state governor, senior political appointees of federal agencies with restoration mandates, and the chair and vice-chair representatives from a broader "citizen stakeholder committee," to include persons from socially vulnerable communities, commercial fisherfolk, for-hire boat operators, the tourism industry and conservationists from across the five Gulf Coast states.
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