The RESTORE Act will infuse large amounts of money in the nearly 700 miles of Alabama’s coastal and tidal shorelines.  Expenditures should focus on initiatives to improve fisheries, promote tourism, restore wetlands and barrier islands and protect fragile ecosystems. The Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council should prioritize getting the most return on their investment for a long-lasting effect. The Council must also not burden taxpayers with projects and developments that would require continued funding after the depletion of the RESTORE Act Fund.

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