Five years after BP oil spill, restoration continues at Galveston Bay

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GALVESTON - It may not seem like it, but it's been almost five years since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded killing eleven workers and dumping about 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Wildlife habitats were damaged and fishermen found themselves without a job for months. Thanks to the 2012 Restore Act, the Lone Star state could be getting as much as a billion dollars for environmental restoration.

The Galveston Bay Foundation and National Wildlife Federation are hoping it can be used to restore Galveston Bay and the Texas coast.



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