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"This money was paid to the state and the city specifically to be used for promotion of tourism and tourism related projects. It is from a fund that compensated for loss of tourist revenue due to the spill. It was never meant to be used for "on the ground" projects or environmental cleanup... This is exactly what this money was designed to be spent on - activities that promote New Orleans and Louisiana tourism..." — Townsend Myers on the state of Louisiana giving $200,000 to Bravo and Top Chef. The money was drawn from a recovery fund that oil giant BP set up after 2010's Deepwater Horizon oil spill. [-E-]

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