White House establishes Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force


President Barack Obama issued an executive order today establishing the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, aimed at coordinating planning and information exchange between the federal government and coastal interests as restoration efforts following the oil spill begin.

“The United States needs a vibrant Gulf Coast, and the Federal Government is committed to helping Gulf Coast residents conserve and restore resilient and healthy ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding regions that support the diverse economies, communities, and cultures of the region,” the order states.

The commission will consist of officials from federal departments, and five representatives from each state, recommended to the president by the governors of each state.

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