For years, Dauphin Island has received the most environmental and
aesthetic impact (negative impact) from offshore gas drilling, yet we have
consistently received the least amount of funding to mitigate
that, compared to other locales far less affected. This is funding
needed for shoreline stabilization, hurricane protection and dune
Click the links below for more information on specific funding sources
and how Dauphin Island has benefited (or not benefited) from these
Coast Roadmap Program
Think some of us here on the island are being greedy?
Or too demanding? Or that we shouldn't "fight nature"? Other
coastal communities don't even bother to debate this, and rake in the
dough. The latest is a proposal for an immediate, interim solution for
coastal restoration, but only in Mississippi and Louisiana.
This group is seeking an "interim solution" because of the "urgency
of the coastal situation" to avoid a "point of no return" scenario.
The Mississippi Coastal Improvements
Half a billion
$$ (that's BILLION, not MILLION) in federal funding for coastal restoration for the Magnolia State,
but ZERO $$ for Alabama. Where is "ALCIP"?
The Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP)
$33 million of offshore-drilling-related coastal
restoration funds given to the State of Alabama but less than a third
will go to Mobile County (and less than that to the areas most affected
by offshore drilling).
Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GoMESA)
An oil and gas production revenue sharing program. Time to share!
Statements from Elected Officials &
Bringing awareness and documenting disproportionate funding.