Time Running Out For BP Funds To Be Used

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 7:47pm

Time is running out for area tourism agencies to use fifteen million dollars of BP funds handed over after the Gulf Oil Spill.

At the end of the month, groups like the Louisiana Toursim Coastal Coalition will have to find new ways to fund efforts of restoring tourism to areas damaged by the BP spill.

The group represents ten parishes along the entire Louisiana coastline.

They say close to twenty thousand jobs in that area are tourism based.

Peter's says it costs big money to draw people to the coastline and if BP doesn't renew funding many tourist attractions will close.

They say tourism along the coast brings in 2 billion dollars of the state's annual tourism economy.

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