MDEQ hosting meetings in ongoing project to revitalize the Gulf Coast after oil spill


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JACKSON, Mississippi — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality is hosting meetings next week as part of an ongoing project to develop a comprehensive plan for revitalizing the Gulf Coast after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

MDEQ executive director Gary Rikard says the meetings in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties are follow-ups to earlier sessions where local residents voiced their opinion on restoration resources.

The first meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Ocean Springs Civic Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

A second meeting is Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Bay St. Louis Community Hall from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The final session is Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Handsboro Community Center in Gulfport from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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