Oil Spill Restoration
NRDA Trustees Establish Trustee Implementation Groups (TIGs) to Oversee More than $8 Billion in Restoration Funding
There are three main funding sources established to pay for the damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill:
1) Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund;
2) Restoration Trust Fund; and
3) Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Trustee Council
The NRDA Trustee Council has been set up in accordance with the Oil Pollution Act to evaluate the impact of the oil spill and to plan and carry out restoration efforts. Seven TIGs have been established to choose and implement restoration projects: 1) Alabama; 2) Florida; 3) Louisiana; 4) Mississippi, 5) Texas; 6) Regionwide; and 7) Open Ocean. An eighth TIG, Adaptive Management/Unknown Conditions, will be added later. Conservation organizations are encouraged to get involved with the TIGs by visiting the Restoration Areas webpage on the NRDA website. Each TIG webpage has information regarding how the public can be involved in the decision-making process. Also included is the contact information for the TIG coordinator.
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