Restoring the Coast: 10 years after the Deepwater Horizon Disaster
New video from the Vanishing Paradise team in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
It’s been ten years since the Deepwater Horizon disaster, often deemed the worst ecosystem disaster in our nation’s history. The damage incurred to the Gulf and an already imperiled Mississippi River Delta remains an important issue for sportsmen and women. The recovery is still ongoing.
Vanishing Paradise was on the ground on day one of the disaster. Our team quickly began updating sportsmen across the country on the unfolding crisis, watch-dogging and directly engaging with decision-makers. Notably, Vanishing Paradise crafted a letter to Congress with more than 650 major recreation companies supporting the concept that penalty fines should be re-invested back into restoring the Gulf Coast. This concept later became known as the RESTORE Act of 2012 that continues to guide funding investments for restoration today.
Today, our team is working as hard as ever to ensure oil spill settlement dollars go toward the strongest projects that will have the biggest impact on coastal ecosystems. This work is critical for a healthy coast that our kids and grandkids can enjoy.