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Deepwater Horizon Response & Restoration
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Marsh at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
Restoring the Gulf of Mexico After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
The April 2010
(DWH) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico resulted in the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.
The Department of the Interior plays a key role in many restoration efforts. Two of our largest endeavors are in the implementation of the
Natural Resource Damage Assessment
(DWH NRDA) and
map of our approved restoration projects
funded by these efforts describes each project and shows its location.
On April 4, 2016, a historic $20.8 billion global settlement agreement with BP was reached. According to the settlement, BP will pay the Trustees up to $8.8 billion for restoration to address injuries to natural resources. These funds will be used to implement the Trustees'
Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan and Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
The settlement also includes $5.5 billion in Clean Water Act penalties. As required by the RESTORE Act, 80% of those funds will be directed to Gulf restoration as determined by the RESTORE Council members.
Read about our many restoration success stories.
Restoration Planning and Implementation Announcements:
$33 Million for Seabird Restoration Approved by Deepwater Horizon Trustees
The Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group released its Final Open Ocean Restoration Plan 3 on September 15, 2023. The restoration plan includes seven projects, with a combined budget of $33 million, that will help restore seabirds that were injured by the oil spill and are found in the Gulf of Mexico. The projects are scheduled to begin implementation within the next year.
LA TIG Releases Final Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Project Plan 9/21/22
Read about the final plan and download the plan executive summary and fact sheet.
LA TIG Releases Final Plan for Terrebonne HNC Island Restoration 11/28/2022
Read the LA TIG Final Restoration Plan 7.1.
LA TIG Releases Final Restoration Plan #7 11/23/2020
Read the Final Restoration Plan 7.
MS TIG Releases Final Restoration Plan 2 9/14/2020
Read the Final Restoration Plan 2.
LA TIG Restoration Plan #6 Final 4/10/20
LA TIG Final Plan #6
LA TIG Restoration Plan #1.3 for Rabbit Island and Jean Lafitte Projects Final 2/26/20
Read the plan.
AL TIG Restoration Plan III Final Released 12/20/19
Read the Restoration Plan III for two bird and five recreation projects.
North Breton Island Nesting Season 2018
Little Lagoon Living Shoreline Restoration Project
Pensacola Ferries and Fort Pickens
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