Trustees for the Natural Resource Damage Assessment team assembled to evaluate Gulf restoration projects in compensation for the damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill are proposing five early-restoration projects for Texas in a draft plan that has been submitted for public review and comment. That's according to information from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. Public meetings to consider the projects have been set for Jan. 21, 22 and 23 in the cities of Port Arthur, Galveston and Corpus Christi. The plan includes $627 million in projects across the Gulf states, with the first Texas projects to total $18.4 million.

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