BP pledges $78M to promote Louisiana seafood

Funds from British energy giant to also promote tourism in the state

British energy giant BP Plc. has agreed to provide an additional $78 million to test and market Louisiana seafood as well as to promote the state’s tourism — two industries deeply affected by this past summer’s Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.

In an announcement Monday at Acme Oyster House in New Orleans’ French Quarter, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said the BP amount will provide $6 million a year over three years to test Louisiana seafood for oil and

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