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Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Post BP Macondo - Public Hearing in Gaveston on TX Gulf Restoration Jan. 26
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Public input meeting - Galveston Thursday Jan 26

Media Contact: Texas: Tom Harvey, 512.389.4453,

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Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Trustees Call for Public Input on Early Restoration of the Gulf
Sixty-day public comment period Opens for Draft Phase I Early Restoration Plan
The Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Trustees (Trustees) today released the Deepwater Horizon Draft Phase I Early Restoration Plan & Environmental Assessment (DERP/EA) for formal public comment. It is the first in an anticipated series of plans to begin restoration of the Gulf of Mexico to compensate for natural resource injuries, including the loss of human use of Gulf resources, from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

The DERP/EA describes the initial projects proposed to receive funding from the $1 billion Early Restoration agreement announced by the Trustees and BP on April 21, 2011, called the Framework Agreement. The Trustees will hold 12 public meetings in January and February 2012 throughout Gulf Coast communities and in Washington, D.C. to solicit formal public comment on the DERP/EA.

Public feedback is of the utmost importance, and we encourage people to submit comments and attend the upcoming public meetings,” said Cooper Shattuck, chair of the Trustee Council Executive Committee, speaking on behalf of the Trustees.