BP Oil Spill

MDA accepting applications for Restoration Fund projects

The Mississippi Development Authority is taking project applications for the Gulf Coast Restoration Fund. Applications can be found online at mississippi.org/gcrf. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28. Representatives from MDA, as well as members of the…

$85.5M being spent to restore Gulf Coast

Members of the Gulf Coast Restoration Fund Advisory Board spent months reviewing possible projects to finance with $85.5 million in Restore Act money. The funds are to help the environment and economy recover after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.…

Ten year anniversary of the BP Oil Spill

April 20, 2010: the BP Oil Spill made its mark on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and it’s marine wildlife. The largest oil spill in U.S. waters remain one of the worst environmental disasters in history. “It’s the tenth anniversary of…

Nearly $226M to restore Gulf

The effects of the BP Oil Spill continue to be felt almost a decade after 200 million gallons of crude oil was pumped into the Gulf of Mexico for 87 days. Now, the federal government approved more than $200 million…

Nearly $226M to restore open Gulf after 2010 BP oil spill

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal agencies have approved nearly $226 million for 18 projects to restore open ocean in the Gulf of Mexico after the 2010 BP oil spill. The projects range from $52.6 million…

Gulf Coast Restoration Advisory Board Meeting

The Gulf Coast Restoration Fund Advisory Board met today as the group continues to accept applications for projects to be funded through the BP Oil Spill settlement with the state. The fund was set up back in September of last…

BP oil spill funding applications

Members of the Gulf Coast Advisory Board are questioning how much authority they will really have in deciding which projects will be funded with the BP oil spill settlement money. A citizen’s advisory board is preparing to accept applications, selecting…

75 percent of BP settlement money staying on the Coast

The Senate bill designed to give 75 percent of the BP oil spill damages settlement fund to the Gulf Coast passed overwhelmingly in the Senate. Locals are excited to see what this money is going to do for our area.…

Lawmakers discuss Gulf oil spill

Mississippi lawmakers still have more to consider before they conclude this special session. Governor Bryant widened the session’s agenda today. He’s asking lawmakers to agree on how to divide $700 million that Mississippi is receiving in economic damage payments from…

House Bill 1185 Update

This week, the Mississippi Senate passed a funding bill for BP settlement funding. News 25’s Jaylon Morris gives us an update on the House bill and the next step toward the bill becoming a law. Ashley Edwards is the Gulf…

Gulf Coast Restoration Reserve Fund

It has been debated for years now where BP settlement dollars should be received. Here on the coast or across the entire Magnolia State? Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee repeated their message that the funds be placed in a separate…

Two BP oil spill bills pass through the House

The Mississippi House of Representatives today passed two important pieces of legislation that seek to control how the BP economic damage settlement funds will be spent. House Bill 1512, which was co-authored by most members of the Mississippi Gulf Coast…

Pre-Legislative Briefing This Morning Biloxi

The 2017 legislative session is just one month away and this morning lawmakers from the coast met with members of the local business community to discuss some of the major topics expected on the legislative agenda. The possible re-write of…