Sep 02 2008

Shelby Announces Over $1.4 Million for Alabama’s Coastal Counties

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, today announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded $1,424,000 to Alabama to administer its Coastal Zone Management program in Baldwin and Mobile Counties. 

“For 34 years, NOAA has provided important funding to help Alabama continue its coastal management plan,” said Shelby.  “This funding provides support for education and outreach activities, as well as monitoring and enforcement of the coastal program’s regulations.”

Responsibility for implementation of the Alabama Coastal Zone Management Program is shared by Alabama Department of Environmental Management and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.