"Gulf Oil Spill Restoration: First Round of Projects Total $57 Million"
"Officials released a first round of oil spill restoration projects Wednesday that included proposals to create or enhance oyster habitat, salt marshes, sand dunes, and nearshore reefs in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida."
"Drawing from a $1 billion pool established by BP as a down payment on fines related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill, representatives from the Gulf States agreed on $57 million worth of restoration projects.
Those proposals will be up for public comment at a series of meetings in January and February."Source: Mobile Press-Register, 12/15/2011