Posted: Jan 16, 2012 8:57 AM by AP
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Trustees have scheduled three public hearings in Mississippi on its oil spill restoration efforts.
The meetings are scheduled for Tuesday in Jackson County at the Gautier Convention Center; Wednesday in Harrison County at Westside Community Center in Gulfport; and Thursday in Hancock County at the Bay St. Louis Community Hall.
The meetings begin at 6 p.m.
The group includes officials from state and federal agencies.
The initial projects proposed in December include oyster restoration in Mississippi and Louisiana and beach restoration in Alabama and Florida.
BP has set aside $1 billion dollars to fund early restoration projects agreed upon by BP and the Trustees.
The April 20, 2010 blowout killed 11 workers and led to the nation's worst offshore oil spill.