President Nungesser speaks at Gulf Coast Restoration Summit
June 21, 2012- Last week lawmakers, business owners, and scientists met at the Gulf Coast Restoration Summit to discuss what should be done with billions of dollars that Gulf Coast States will receive under the RESTORE Act. President Nungesser represented Plaquemines Parish as a speaker at the summit. The Senate passed the RESTORE Act earlier this year and the relief money for the Gulf Coast States is currently on the table in Congress.
Chairman of the Gulf Coast Restoration, Billy Loiry, started the summit after Hurricane Katrina in order to help the people in the Gulf Coast region. The purpose of the summit was to give the latest information on recovery efforts and available money from the BP oil spill that occurred in 2010. The discussion topics included when funds will become available from the BP settlement, restoration projects, and the RESTORE Act.
“The people involved in this organization should be praised. They are doing a great job at keeping the response, effects, and after math issues of the spill on the forefront,” said President Nungesser. “Bill Loiry should also be praised for his efforts with the summit. Myself, Plaquemines Parish, and all of coastal Louisiana are so thankful to him for the work he is doing.”
For more information on the summit, visit www.gulfcoastrestorationsummit.org.