$627 Million Approved to Help Gulf Coast

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Posted at 6:16 PM, Oct 06, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-06 18:16:00-04

Tallahassee, FL (WTXL)-- $627 million dollars has been approved to help the Gulf of Mexico recover from the 2010 oil spill.

Officials approved the plans on Friday, which will go towards 44 projects meant to help with recovery of the gulf. The money comes from the $1 billion BP had to pay in 2011 after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

$65 million of the total will go towards helping living shorelines in 3 states, including Florida. The funds are aimed at reducing erosion and helping with the oyster shortage in the bay.

According to Florida's Department of Environmental Protection, most of the money will go towards enhancing recreation on the coast.