Forum in Houma will focus on restoration projects after Gulf oil spill


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HOUMA, Louisiana — State coastal restoration officials plan a public meeting Sept. 11 in Houma to get feedback on proposed spending of money from fines levied in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

The Courier reports ( ) projects will be funded through the Restore Council using money from criminal fines paid by Transocean Ltd. Transocean owned the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which was working at the site of BP PLC's Macondo well when the well blew out in April 2010.

The disaster killed 11 workers and created the nation's largest offshore oil disaster.

Residents can submit proposals for projects or programs, voice support for existing projects or provide feedback on priorities for Gulf restoration.

The meeting will be at 6 p.m. at the Houma Municipal Auditorium.

Information from: The Courier,

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