Monday, October 4, 2010
This report dated September 2010, by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, who was selected to lead the integrated Gulf Coast Reconstruction Effort, focuses on three central requirements for recovery in the Gulf Coast: the environment; the economy; and health and human services. These three areas are inextricably linked - what happens to the ecosystem of the Gulf affects its economy and the welfare of all Gulf Coast residents. As the Gulf ecosystem is rebuilt, economic activity will rise, jobs will be created, and the region's health will improve. The report will also discuss the role of nongovernmental organizations and community service in addressing each of the three issue areas.