BP Oil Spill Meeting in Texas
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A panel set up to look at how to restore the Gulf of Mexico from last year's massive BP oil spill is meeting in Texas on Monday for the lastest of a series of meetings it has held on the Gulf Coast. The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force will meet in Galveston and will feature Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. The White House panel will recommend how to use the fines BP will likely have to pay for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. The plan is to use the money - which could potentially run to the billions of dollars - on projects to restore beaches, marshes, water quality and wildlife.