Mobile BP oil spill http://apr.org en Gulf Coast Restoration Council Meeting in Mobile http://apr.org/post/gulf-coast-restoration-council-meeting-mobile <DIV> <P>A council that's supposed to develop a plan to restore the environment and economy after the BP oil spill is holding its first public meeting.</P> <P>The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council meets Tuesday afternoon in Mobile. The council includes federal officials and state officials from the five Gulf Coast states. A spokesman for Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said he plans to attend the meeting.</P> <P>The council plans to work with states and towns to identify projects and programs that will restore natural resources, help businesses, and create jobs. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 12:47:44 +0000 The Associated Press 21800 at http://apr.org Gulf Coast Restoration Council Meeting in Mobile Council Meets to Discuss Recovery of Ala Coast http://apr.org/post/council-meets-discuss-recovery-ala-coast <P>The Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council is gathering in Mobile to discuss the region's future after the BP oil spill.</P> <P>Gov. Robert Bentley's office says he will be on hand for the meeting Friday afternoon.</P> <P>A statement from Bentley's office says the council is officially beginning its work of long-term restoration from the spill.</P> <P>The panel will decide how to spend fine money paid by BP.</P> <P>The council's work was funded through the British petroleum giant after the Gulf spill in 2010. Fri, 14 Sep 2012 13:12:45 +0000 The Associated Press 17839 at http://apr.org Council Meets to Discuss Recovery of Ala Coast