The Obama administration has just released Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus’s report entitled, America’s Gulf Coast: A Long-Term Recovery Plan After The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

The report states that, “A key recommendation of this report will be to call on Congress to dedicate a significant amount of any civil penalties obtained from parties responsible for the oil spill under the Clean Water Act to the recovery of the region that was damaged, and to those impacted by its effects.”

The report also outlines, “a recommendation for establishment of a congressionally mandated governance structure to oversee and implement these and other sources of funding Congress may appropriate with the goal of a coordinated federal, state, and local long-term recovery strategy.”

To read the entire Mabus report, click here.

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