Gulf Oil Spill News

Restoring the Gulf: difficult and expensive

By Opinion Staff – Houston Chronicle – December 13, 2011

A week ago Monday, a federal-state task force laid out a sweeping new initiative to restore the environmental integrity of the Gulf Coast area after years of abuse and neglect. Its goals include improving marine habitat protections, better water quality, and rebuilding the shrinking Mississippi Delta wetlands, which comprise about 25 percent of the nation's wetlands. The same day, the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi began a four-day summit meeting in Houston. For full opinion article, click here.