A path forward for the Gulf Coast

Friday - 10/1/2010, 1:56pm EDT

This week Navy Secretary Ray Mabus released a report that calls for establishing a congressionally mandated Gulf Coast Restoration Task Force to coordinate federal, state and local actions to restore the Gulf after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The report focuses on three areas: the environment, the economy, and health and human services.

According to the Department of Energy website, "The overarching focus of all recommended actions is making sure we at the federal level can cut red tape and support local strategies, rather than the other way around."

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