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  • 29 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council has made significant progress in finalizing the processes for implementing large-scale restoration projects throughout the Gulf of Mexico. Approval of this process means council members can begin submitting projects as early as next month, with project-vetting activities taking place later this fall. The Council will invest in specific actions, […]

  • 26 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council) is beginning the process to develop the next Funded Priorities List (FPL), targeted to be finalized in mid-2020. The FPL is a vehicle through which funds from the Council-Selected Restoration Component, commonly referred to as “Bucket 2”, are approved for specific ecosystem restoration activities in the Gulf […]

  • 20 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Governor Rick Scott yesterday announced 5 proposals for 20 projects totaling $77 million were submitted to the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) for consideration under the Council-Selected Restoration Component portion of funding through the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act). Governor Scott […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board yesterday approved the following five projects for submission to the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council for consideration under the Council-Selected Restoration Component of the RESTORE Act. – Golden Triangle Marsh Creation Project – a project to restore and protect wetland, fish, and wildlife habitat to help maintain landscape […]

  • 3 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council announced that it will hold its first public meeting on December 11, 2012 in Mobile, Alabama. The Council, which was established by the Resources and Ecosystem Sustainability, Tourism, Opportunities Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012, will develop and oversee implementation of a comprehensive plan to […]

  • 21 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council has extended the period for formal public comment on the Draft Initial Comprehensive Plan. The new date for this plan, named Restoring the Gulf Coast’s Ecosystem and Economy and accompanying Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment, is July 8, 2013. The Draft Initial Comprehensive Plan provides a framework to implement a […]

  • 29 March 2011

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, which has been charged by President Obama with developing a restoration strategy for the gulf, recently announced the availability of a toll-free number for individuals who have questions or suggestions related to the mission of the task force. Under its charge, the task force must propose a gulf […]

  • 9 August 2013

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) will meet on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. CDT to vote on the Initial Comprehensive Plan: Restoring the Gulf Coast’s Ecosystem and Economy (Plan). The public is invited to attend the Council Meeting. The meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 601 Loyola Ave, […]

  • 1 September 2011

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, created by President Obama by executive order to develop a comprehensive restoration strategy for the Gulf of Mexico, holds its final meeting in Biloxi, Mississippi. President Obama selected EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, a native of New Orleans, to chair the task force which is comprised of 12 federal […]

  • 7 December 2011

    The US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has issued a statement about proposed projects to restore the coastal ecosystem in Gulf states. “These days we took a major step forward toward meaningful restoration that will benefit the natural resources of the Gulf Coast for generations to come. I commend the leadership of the Gulf Coast states […]

  • 14 February 2011

    On Monday, February 28, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force will hold its next meeting in New Orleans. The meeting will further the task force’s ongoing commitment to supporting the conservation and restoration of resilient and healthy ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico. It will be held at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel at […]

  • 28 June 2011

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, joined by U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley , convened an official meeting of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force on Monday in Galveston, TX. This was the fifth public meeting of the task force, which […]

  • 24 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) has just released a proposed update to its 2013 Comprehensive Plan. The draft provides important additional strategic guidance for the Council to follow as it makes decisions on funding projects and activities aimed at restoring the Gulf of Mexico. The Council is updating its Initial Comprehensive Plan now in […]

  • 21 April 2011

    On the one-year anniversary of the explosion that led to the BP oil spill, EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson spent the day in her hometown of New Orleans, surveying ecosystem restoration progress and discussing her work to preserve and restore the gulf with community members and local conservation groups. Administrator Jackson, who chairs the Gulf […]

  • 27 May 2011

    On Wednesday, June 1, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will convene an official meeting of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Taskforce in Pensacola, Florida. The meeting is the fourth in a series taking place across the gulf and will further the task force’s ongoing commitment to supporting the conservation and restoration of […]

  • 5 May 2011

    On Friday, May 6, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will convene an official meeting of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force in Mobile, Alabama. The meeting will further the task force’s ongoing commitment to supporting the conservation and restoration of resilient and healthy ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico. Administrator Jackson […]

  • 20 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) recently released a draft Initial Funded Priorities List that would fund approximately $139.6 million in restoration activities. The funds are derived from the recent settlement with Transocean Deepwater Inc. The Council will host a series of public meetings across the Gulf Coast to discuss the priorities, and seek public […]

  • 2 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Last week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler sent a letter to Mr. Noah Valenstein, Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Designated Alternate for the Governor of Florida to the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council, approving the State of Florida’s State Expenditure Plan (SEP). “I applaud Florida and the Gulf […]

  • 14 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (the Council) has just released a draft Initial Funded Priorities List (draft FPL). Using funds from the settlement with Transocean Deepwater Inc., the Council is seeking to provide near-term, on-the-ground ecosystem benefits, while also conducting planning activities designed to build a foundation for future success as additional funds become available […]

  • 10 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council voted yesterday to approve the Initial Funded Priorities List (FPL) pursuant to the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act). The FPL includes funding for seven projects in Louisiana totaling approximately $52 million. “We are very pleased […]

  • 17 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) will next month meet to vote on approval of the Initial Funded Priorities List (FPL) and the Spill Impact Component Rule (Rule), pursuant to the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act). U.S.Secretary of Commerce Penny […]

  • 9 May 2011

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson convened an official meeting of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force in Mobile, Alabama. During the meeting, the task force created a citizens’ advisory committee to help guide the group’s efforts and released a strategy background document outlining the priorities of the ongoing gulf restoration. The […]

  • 17 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will host a Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act) funding and projects webinar on October 22nd 2014. There will not be a public meeting in Panama City, as this webinar […]

  • 15 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    Governor Kay Ivey last Friday announced that on March 29, 2019, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council approved Alabama’s State Expenditure Plan for Gulf Coast recovery. This plan, developed by the Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council (AGCRC), proposes 28 activities for the Spill Impact Component of RESTORE funding (also known as Bucket 3) for a […]

  • 5 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council will host a series of webinars to review the process used to develop its Initial Funded Priorities List (FPL) as part of the Council-Selected Restoration Component. The goal of the webinars is to identify what worked and what could be improved to further the cause of comprehensive Gulf restoration. […]

  • 26 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) voted on Wednesday, January 24th 2018, to approve funding $1,790,546 in implementation funding for the Robinson Preserve Wetlands Restoration project sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. These funds will be used to restore 118.2 acres of coastal habitat and restore more natural hydrology, along with related […]