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Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Texas to receive another $788M in settlement with BP

Texas is set to receive another $788 million stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill under a settlement between BP, the federal government and five Gulf Coast states.

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Audio: Gulf disaster a potential windfall for habitat restoration

Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, environmentalists say BP settlement funds are providing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Gulf restoration projects.

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Texas buys coastal ranch with oil spill money

WITH PHOTO GALLERY | Amid frustration that Texas has lagged behind in taking advantage of money that became available in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010, state officials announced the largest conservation...

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Doggett to speak at Earth Day celebration

U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett will be among those speaking at Texas State's annual Aquarena Earth Day Celebration Saturday.

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Doggett to keynote Earth Day festivities

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett will be the keynote speaker at Texas State University's 3rd Annual Aquarena Earth Day Celebration on the shores of Spring Lake, the San Marcos River headwaters.

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