Alabama getting additional $33 million in BP oil spill settlement funds

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(WTVY) -- Alabama is getting another $33 million related to the BP oil spill settlement.

The money will be used for land acquisition, habitat restoration and preservation of coastal resources.

Here are the new projects:
•The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will acquire 251 acres to be included within the "Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge." This is identified among the USFWS's highest priorities in Alabama. It will cost $5.9 million.

•$4.5 million will go to the Dauphin Island Bird Habitat Acquisition and Enhancement Program.

•$1.4 million will be used for the Little Dauphin Island Restoration Assessment.

•Nearly $7 million will be used for phase two of the Mobile Bay Shore Habitat Conservation and Acquisition Initiative.

•$12.7 million will go to the Salt Aire Shoreline Restoration.

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