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Texas Debates How To Spend BP Spill Money

Dave Fehling

Roy Edwards of Brazoria speaking on January 22 to federal and Texas officials at public meeting in Galveston.
It's been almost four years since the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform exploded in the Gulf of Mexico where eleven rig workers died. Millions of gallons of crude oil spilled into the Gulf's waters and delicate wetlands. In an effort to make things right, the rig-operator — the oil giant BP — has been doling out billions of dollars.
“That's a process that's proven a bit more difficult than we anticipated, and we’re just not there yet with our ecological projects. It's something that we work daily on. ”

—Don Pitts with the Parks Department's

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Dave Fehling

Energy & Environment Reporter for StateImpact

Dave Fehling is KUHF's Energy and Environment Reporter. His reporting is a part of StateImpact, a collaboration with KUT in Austin and NPR...