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Louisiana Using BP Settlement Funds to Restore Coast

Five years ago, technicians capped a well in the Gulf of Mexico that had been spilling oil for 87 days, polluting beaches, estuaries and fishing zones along the U.S. Gulf of Mexico coastline. Earlier this month, the British company judged responsible for the disaster, BP, agreed to pay $18.7 billion to coastal states. That money will help fund restoration projects, but full recovery could still take many more years. Nearly 70 percent of the shrimp consumed in the United States has...

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