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The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon mobile drilling unit in April 20, 2010, resulted in a massive discharge of oil into the ocean. A 2016 settlement directed the well’s owner, BP Exploration and Production, Inc., to pay $8.1 billion in natural resource damages over a 15-year period, as well as an additional amount, up to $700 million, for adaptive management or to address effects on natural resources that were unknown at the time of the settlement.

Restoration is being overseen by Trustee Implementation Groups for each of the eight designated Restoration Areas. The Open Ocean Restoration Area has prepared a draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment regarding birds.

Comments are due April 28. The Trustee Implementation Group will help public webinar on the draft plan on March 28 and April 4. You can read the draft plan, fact sheets about the proposed projects, and additional background information here.

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