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Editorial: Spend Oil Spill Fine Money Wisely

An editorial in the Houston Chronicle recommends strong oversight of the state's expected share of fines it will soon receive from BP for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The state could reap as much as $1 billion.

Response boats work to clean up oil where the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig sank on April 22, 2010.

An editorial in the Houston Chronicle recommends strong oversight of the state's expected share of fines it is set to receive from BP for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The board writes that state officials should use the money to fund projects that center on "restoring and conserving habitat, restoring water quality, and replenishing coastal and marine resources." Texas is expected to receive up to $1 billion, but the other four Gulf Coast states will likely receive even more.

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