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Texas To Receive Funds From New Round Of Restoration Grants From BP’s 2010 Oil Spill

Texas will get $19 million, including $6 million to protect 575 acres of coastal habitat.

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Four Gulf states will receive another $280 million in restoration grants from the BP oil spill of 2010. Texas will get $19 million.

Four Gulf states will receive another $280 million in restoration grants from the BP oil spill of 2010. Texas will get $19 million, including $6 million to protect some 575 acres of coastal habitat.

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation said that Louisiana –which suffered the worst damage– is getting about $161 million to restore barrier islands.

Alabama and Florida are the other states receiving money.

The money is from criminal damages paid by BP PLC and drilling company Transocean Deepwater Inc.

The grants announced this week are the sixth round and bring the total so far to $1.3 billion.

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