Federal-State Task Force Proposes Strategy to Restore Oil Spill-Ravaged Gulf of Mexico
Interview with Aaron Viles, deputy director with the Gulf Restoration Network, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
After last year's British Petroleum oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, a federal-state task force began looking at ways to address long-term environmental damage along the Gulf Coast. The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force issued a preliminary strategy in early October that has been hailed by many stakeholders as a step in the right direction. The oil disaster panel specified several goals which include building resilient communities, protecting marine and coastal ecosystems and safeguarding water quality.