Early morning sun breaks light over the sand dunes

CEA Mississippi State Director explains how revenue from energy developed in the Gulf benefits coastal beautification efforts and helps economic development.

Supporters and skeptics of the federal government’s proposed offshore energy plan should keep one number firmly in mind: $31.7 million. That’s how much Mississippi and its coastal counties will receive from the federal government this year, courtesy of revenue from energy currently being produced in U.S.-owned Gulf of Mexico waters.

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