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Conservation Roundup: Funding for Gulf: Yes. For Wetlands: Unknown

By Bob Marshall – Field & Stream – October 11, 2011
Sportsmen and others living on the Gulf of Mexico will never say, “Thanks BP!” But there’s no denying the fact that the Deepwater Horizon blow-out has had two positive outcomes: It finally brought national attention to what was an on-going environmental disaster, and it will provide billions in funding to address that problem. Conservation groups had been trying for decades (with little success) to get national help for the rapidly-eroding Louisiana coast, one of the world’s most prolific estuaries that had lost 2000 square miles to the Gulf in the last 70 years. These groups noticed a sudden change in Washington while BP’s river of poison was still flowing into the Gulf last year:
finally acknowledged the bigger problem behind the

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