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Federal panel recommends more than $7 million in oil spill habitat rehab projects for state

A state panel's consultant this week recommended that federal oil spill response plans for Florida coastal communities be updated in response to the 2010 Gulf oil spill with an emphasis on prioritizing natural areas that need protection.

Meanwhile, proposed new oil spill restoration projects in Florida would protect sea turtle nesting from lights and protect important shorebird nesting areas.

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