Bryant taps 4 for Miss. oil spill recovery ideas

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is appointing four agency directors to recommend state projects for recovery from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Federal legislation says money will come from water-pollution fines that eventually will be levied against BP LLC and its partners. The fines could run into the billions, and Congress says 80 percent of the money should be spent on ecosystem and economic restoration in five Gulf states. It remains unclear how much money Mississippi will receive.

AP
7/3/12