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Wicker: Oil spill recovery money one step closer to reality

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BP oil spill funds to help restore the Gulf Coast are one step closer to being finalized. On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker announced the U.S. Treasury Department issued regulations related to the RESTORE Act.

Wicker says these regulations ensure that we are one step closer to unlocking the funds needed to finalize several projects in South Mississippi.

Back in 2011, Wicker co-sponsored the RESTORE Act, which dedicates 80 percent of all Clean Water Act penalties paid by BP to Mississippi and four other Gulf Coast states affected by the oil spill.

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