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Golden Triangle Reverse Trade Show

More than 500 people attended the Golden Triangle Reverse Trade Show on Jan. 29. The event was held at the Bob Bowers Civic Center in Port Arthur and was hosted by Golden Triangle Business Roundtable, Association of Chemical Industry of Texas, Texas Chemical Council, Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce, Associated Builders and Contractors of Southeast Texas, Industrial Safety Training Council and Industry of Southeast Texas.

Local counties vie for BP funds to protect wetlands, coastline


As BP heads into the third week of a civil trial in which U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier will assess Clean Water Act fines pertaining to the Deepwa­ter Horizon oil spill in 2010, Jefferson and Orange counties, along with their partners in the Chenier Plain Alliance, are poised to battle for their portions of the funds.

Crucial wetlands and coastline in the Chenier Plain, an enormous coastal eco-region sprawling be­tween Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas, are a priority for these counties, which plan to use BP funds to repair and revitalize these areas.