A Blue Heron stands among marsh grass along the Pascagoula River in October 2010, a few months after the oil spill. On Monday the Senate Appropriations Committee passed a bill that would direct 100 percent of the BP settlement money paid to the state into a Gulf Coast Restoration Reserve Fund to fund projects to improve the ecosystem and economy on the Coast.
A Blue Heron stands among marsh grass along the Pascagoula River in October 2010, a few months after the oil spill. On Monday the Senate Appropriations Committee passed a bill that would direct 100 percent of the BP settlement money paid to the state into a Gulf Coast Restoration Reserve Fund to fund projects to improve the ecosystem and economy on the Coast. TIM ISBELL Sun Herald File
A Blue Heron stands among marsh grass along the Pascagoula River in October 2010, a few months after the oil spill. On Monday the Senate Appropriations Committee passed a bill that would direct 100 percent of the BP settlement money paid to the state into a Gulf Coast Restoration Reserve Fund to fund projects to improve the ecosystem and economy on the Coast. TIM ISBELL Sun Herald File