Gulf Coast recovery projects must address years of environmental abuse and not just the damages from the BP oil spill, said Lisa Jackson, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. "You've all seen it. It's not just oil. It's hypoxia and nutrients in our system that are creating dead zones. It's just the fact that we have so many people who want to live on the Gulf of Mexico," she said during the first of meeting of the federal Gulf Ecosystem Restoration Task Force.

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