About Us

The State of Alabama will receive a minimum of nearly $1.4 billion dollars resulting from the payment of claims and penalties associated with the oil spill. These dollars are to be paid in 15 annual installments, which began in April 2016.

The Governor, along with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council is tasked with overseeing this funding for the benefit of Alabama’s natural resources and economy. Restoration is well underway in the state, with projects being funded across a wide-array of goals that, collectively, will significantly contribute to the improvement of Alabama’s coastal resources and strengthen our State economy while improving the health and resiliency of our coastal communities.

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The Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill resulted in several settlements with responsible parties, leading to subsequent payments of fines and claims related to a number of statutes including the Oil Pollution Act and the Clean Water Act.

A number of different entities oversee the distribution and oversight of these funds, and the processes for decision-making varies from state to state. Below is an overview of the DWH restoration funding processes in Alabama. You can learn more about each of these processes by clicking through the links below.

Summary DWH Processes

Contact Us

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

64 N. Union Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36130

Christopher M. Blankenship, Commissioner
(334) 242-3486

Edward F. Poolos, Deputy Commissioner
(334) 242-3486


ADCNR Administrative Offices in Montgomery

Hunting and Fishing Licenses
(888)-879-4150 (toll free) or (334) 242-3829

Charlanna Skags, General Counsel
Requests for Open Records
(334) 242-3165

Terry Boyd, Engineering Section Chief
(334) 242-3476

Billy Pope, Communications and Marketing Section
Press Releases, Media Inquiries
(334) 242-3151

David Rainer, Weekly Outdoor Column
(251) 454-6543

Billy Pope, Photographer
(334) 242-3151

John Gallacher, Information Technology Section Chief
(334) 353-8518

Beau Sommerville, IT Systems Specialist, Sr
(334) 353-9150

Jeff Greene, Personnel
(334) 242-3501

Bernice Furlow, Property Inventory
(334) 230-9517




Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council



31115 Fiver Rivers Blvd.
Spanish Fort, AL  36527
(251) 621-1216