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July 23, 2010, 7:08 a.m.
Sandbags for a wetland protection project in Venice, Louisiana

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Protecting our wetlands

A helicopter carries sandbags to a staging area for a wetland protection project located 8 miles from Venice, La., on July 18.

Six wetland protection projects were approved in Louisiana with the purpose of protecting local wetlands. The projects will cost millions of dollars, and BP, the company being held responsible for the cleanup of the recent Gulf oil spill, will be signing the check.