Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

In July 2012,the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act (RESTORE Act) established the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council), which is comprised of governors from the five affected Gulf States, the Secretaries from the U.S. Departments of the Interior, Commerce, Agriculture, and Homeland Security as well as the Secretary of the Army and the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Gulf States recommended and President Obama appointed the Secretary of Commerce as the Council’s Chair.

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July 1, 2015

Who: The Unified Area Command in New Orleans: represented by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Coast Guard.

What: Members of the media are invited to observe and film the...

July 1, 2015

Washington - NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson departed Galveston, Texas, June 15 to continue research on the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s impact on the Gulf of Mexico. During the three-week mission, the research vessel will use sophisticated acoustic and water chemistry...

July 1, 2015

ROBERT, La. -- There will not be a 2 p.m. press conference today at the Unified Command facility in Robert.

July 1, 2015