Thursday, June 21, 2018

Coast Coliseum Gets Some Federal Money

Senator Roger Wicker, Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, and Representative Stephen Pallazzo issued the following statement.


RESTORE Act Funds Will Support Planning & Construction Costs for Site Improvements

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., and Congressman Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., today announced a $3.52 million grant to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to fund engineering, design, and construction for site improvements at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center.

The funds are being made available as part of the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act), which provides funding for Gulf Coast states affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.

“The Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center is an important part of the tourism industry on the Mississippi Gulf Coast,” Wicker said. “I am glad these RESTORE Act funds will support much-needed infrastructure improvements to help attract more conventions and events to this Coast landmark.”

“Improvements to the coliseum campus will help stimulate tourism and economic activity on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, which has experienced a remarkable comeback after disasters like Hurricane Katrina and the oil spill,” Hyde-Smith said.

“This construction grant will go toward improving the facility that so many of us on the Gulf Coast already utilize. The Coliseum is home to many annual events that draw both locals and out of town guests. By improving the Coliseum, we are creating more economic opportunities for south Mississippi,” Palazzo said.

Wicker, then-Senator Thad Cochran, and Palazzo sponsored the RESTORE Act, which provided Gulf Coast states—Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida and Texas—with 80 percent of the Clean Water Act fines related to the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. In addition, the funding supported the creation of a long-term science and fisheries endowment and the creation of Gulf Coast Centers of Excellence.


Anonymous said...

Wow, glad for Cindy. She'll have a lot to share at the coffee shop when she moves back about her short time in DC.

Anonymous said...

And the national debt keeps on going and going and going.....

Cynical Sam said...

"Federal grants" = bribing the taxpayers with their own money.

Anonymous said...

RESTORE Act - funds not from the federal treasury but from the fines placed on BP after the spill. Granted, with a change of the law all of the fines could go to the federal treasury, but current law is that 85% go to the communities that the violator harmed. So, Cynical Sam, would you prefer (1) that BP not be fined; (2) that all the fines go to the federal treasury; or (3) that the coastal communities receive funds from the fines?

Anonymous said...

@9:27, short time it may be, but she'll accomplished more in that short time, than you will in a lifetime....

Anonymous said...

10:01 an How about the money going to fix or improve what was actually damaged? Something like running sewer and discharge pipes out past the barrier islands?

Anonymous said...

Hyde Smith accomplishes in a short Senate stint more than someone else does in their lifetime? BULLSHIT.

Anonymous said...

10:33 - interesting, but stupid, comment. "Fix something that was actually damaged" followed by "running sewer and discharge pipes out past barrier islands".

Please explain for all of us how the sewer and discharge pipes were damaged by the BP Oil spill. I will wait with baited breath to hear that explanation.

Actually, little or nothing was actually damaged by the BP spill on the MS Coast. The 'claim' that the economy was hurt is the closest the coasties have made, but it doesn't hold water - due to the vast number of federal workers along with the contract workers that were hired to watch for oil - that stayed in the full hotels and spent money in the full restaurants.

Not saying that some businesses were hurt, but the overall economy of the coast boomed - and still waiting to find any actual damage, sewer/discharge pipes and all.

Anonymous said...

@ 10:57, yea that's what you're full of...…

She's a Senator. Let us know when you get elected to the city council
of Tchula or Crenshaw so we can tout your claim to fame!

Anonymous said...

11:14, you obviously don't give a damn about our beaches, wildlife and the long term effect on the environment.

11:14 said...

12:50, wrong. I give a big damn about the beaches, and the environment. But, that still doesn't change the fact that the BP oil "spill" did a damn thing to the discharge pipes - which was the stupid concept I was responding to. Also, there is no evidence of any damage to the beaches of the MS coast from the BP Oil "spill", or any economic damage to the tourism industry.

Besides your taking the pseudo argument claiming concern about the environment, the beaches, etc. - please enumerate what those damages were. And while you are at it, remember to come back and explain how those discharge pipes were damaged since that was your original claim.

Capt. High-Smitt said...

Cindy Hyde-Smith haters stay off this site! Y’all just jealous that she got both brains and beauty. She made the astute point that there was air-conditioning in the Senate! Thanks to her benevolence and wisdom, now so too does the magnificent Coast Coliseum. And they say Rome wasn’t built in a day...

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