RESTORE Summit tonight in the Bay

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality will hold a RESTORE Summit tonight in Bay St. Louis.

It’s part of the ongoing process to come up with a plan to revitalize the Gulf Coast after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

“These Resource Summits are an opportunity to pick up where we left off from the Community Conversations, and they will give the public a great opportunity to have a detailed and in-depth conversation about specific priority resources,” Gary Rikard, DEQ executive director, said.

The public identified three priority resources during the earlier meetings: water quality, land conservation and living resources.

The meeting on living resources is tonight (Feb. 26) at the Bay St. Louis Community Hall from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The RESTORE Act will divide civil penalties from the Clean Water Act among the five affected Gulf states, including Mississippi. Penalties are expected to be between $5 billion and $20 billion.

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