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Coast Builders Coalition and the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign will host a telebriefing on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 11 a.m. EST. Businesses and business associations seeking an update on the RESTORE Act, Deepwater Horizon settlement and the Gulf Council are encouraged to register. These issues will impact a wide range of businesses, from the coastal restoration companies that can expect to see increased demand for their services to the tourism companies that depend on a healthy Gulf ecosystem. All businesses are welcome and urged to attend.
An expert panel will provide the latest information on the RESTORE Act, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council, the Deepwater Horizon trial and key legislative developments in the state of Louisiana. Topics to be covered include:
- What can businesses expect and when?
- What opportunities do businesses have to get involved in the process?
- When can we expect the Council’s plan and what can we expect from this document?
- When can we expect the Deepwater Horizon settlement funds being administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation? What can we expect from these funds?
We will provide guidance and recommendations for what advocates for coastal restoration are looking for from the Council moving forward. Please join us for 15-20 minutes of presentation, followed by discussion.
Senior Policy Manager, Mississippi River Delta Restoration Program
Environmental Defense Fund
(Formerly Legislative Assistant for Water Resources Policy for U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu)
Coast Builders Coalition
Policy Analyst, Mississippi River Delta Restoration Program
Environmental Defense Fund
Director, Government Relations
If you are a business and are interested in participating in this telebriefing, please register at this link.
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The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council is holding public meetings to get public opinion on how RESTORE Act dollars should be spent, and we invite you to attend and be a voice for environmental restoration. The Restoration Council is looking for public input on their draft Comprehensive Plan for Gulf Coast restoration which will outline how RESTORE Act dollars from the BP oil spill will be translated into restoration projects.
To make the gulf whole, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council must make a concerted push for ecosystem restoration. This would be a win not just for the environment but also for the economy. Studies show that every $1 spent on ecosystem restoration generates $4 in added value throughout the economy – a win-win for communities and wildlife, especially in a region that supports a $34 billion a year tourism industry and 40 percent of all the seafood in the lower 48 states.
The Restoration Council will be hosting five public meetings across the Gulf Coast. We invite you to attend and let the Restoration Council know that you support a healthy environment AND a healthy economy.
Please RSVP and a representative from our campaign will follow up with you on the details: http://www.mississippiriverdelta.org/take-action/register-to-attend-a-public-meeting/
Tuesday, February 19, Louisiana – 5:00 PM CST
Terrebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Blvd., Room 3, Houma, LA
Tuesday, February 19, Mississippi – 5:00 PM CST
Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS
Wednesday, February 20, Louisiana – 5:00 PM CST
University of New Orleans, Homer Hitt Alumni Center Ballroom, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA
Thursday, February 21, Louisiana – 5:00 PM CST
Lake Charles Civic Center, Jean Lafitte Room, 900 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA
Thursday, February 28, Florida – 6:00 PM EST
Student Union East Conference Center, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. U.S. 98, Panama City Beach, FL