Overview of the Comprehensive Restoration Plan


The Trustees undertook an assessment of the natural resources affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Based on our assessment, we developed a comprehensive restoration plan to restore the Gulf of Mexico. The plan allocates up to $8.8 billion for restoration under a settlement with BP.

The full plan is more than 1,000 pages long and gives detailed information on:

  • The Deepwater Horizon incident
  • The Gulf of Mexico ecosystem
  • Injury to natural resources
  • Restoring natural resources
  • Environmental consequences of implementing restoration alternatives
  • Governance structure for implementing restoration

Recognizing that not everyone needs that level of detail, we created this easy-to-read overview (pdf, 3MB). It includes information on key components of the plan in a more concise format.