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On the eve of BP's trial, Audubon President David Yarnold demands BP fines go to Gulf restoration.

On the eve of BP's trial, Audubon President David Yarnold demands BP fines go to Gulf restoration.

David J. Ringer A Laughing Gull oiled during the Deepwater Horizon disaster Published: Feb 23, 2012 New York, NY -&nbsp Barrels of bile were spilled in weeks leading up to the Florida primary. But that’s just a clean-up on aisle three compared to the epic five million barrels of crude oil that paralyzed the Gulf Coast states a couple of years ago. Well, BP’s bill is coming due and almost nine of 10 Floridians think the oil company’s fines should go to the states that suffered the greatest harm from the spill. Sen. Bill Nelson thinks that’s just common sense. Sen. Marco Rubio agrees. But a huge chunk of BP’s penalties are dangerously close to disappearing into the black hole of the federal treasury instead of coming back to Florida. The buzz in D.C. says that BP could try to settle with the U.S. Justice Department at the end of February to avoid a trial. If that happens bef...

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