22 Jul '11, 11pm

Gulf State Senators Introduce Legislation Implementing a Key Oil Spill Commission Recommendation

As a member of the President’s National Oil Spill Commission, I am heartened to see bi-partisan legislation (S. 1400 – the RESTORE the Gulf Coast States Act) to direct Clean Water Act penalties collected as a result of the Gulf oil disaster towards restoration of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. Ecosystem restoration of the Gulf coast is critically needed. That is why the Oil Spill Commission recommended that Congress direct 80 percent of Clean Water Act fines to Gulf ecosystem restoration. The RESTORE Act is a step in the right direction; however, it allows a substantial portion of the money to go for uses other than ecosystem restoration. We at NRDC will focus on strengthening this legislation to be consistent with the Oil Spill Commission recommendation. The money should be used exclusively for projects and programs that invest in natural resource restoration. Money should...

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