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Ecological benefits of the Bahia Grande Coastal Corridor and the Clear Creek Riparian Corridor acquisitions in Texas
RESTORE Program Manager
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
P.O Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087
In response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill, Congress passed the RESTORE Act to provide funding for coastal restoration and recovery for the affected Gulf Coast states: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. The Act is intended to protect and restore the natural and economic resources of the Gulf of Mexico and the U.S. Gulf Coast. The environmental and economic injuries caused by the spill were extensive. The legal aftermath of the spill will require the parties responsible to pay substantial damages to address these injuries. Through the RESTORE Act, Congress allocated 80% of the administrative and civil penalties related to the spill to the states and the federal government to restore and revitalize the Gulf Coast. A portion of the RESTORE Act allocation comes directly to Texas. This article focuses on two Texas RESTORE Council-Selected Restoration Component projects funded under the Initial Funded Priorities List (FPL1).