12 Dec '11, 3pm

84% of Florida Voters Support Bill to Spend BP Fines on Gulf Restoration #FL #OilSpill

The poll is timely because last Monday, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force issued its final report , recommending that Congress ensure that a “significant portion ” of the BP oil spill fines go to restoring the Gulf. In late September, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved the RESTORE the Gulf Coast States Act, (S. 1400) , co-authored by Senators Nelson and Rubio. It would dedicate 80 percent of the estimated $5-$21 billion in expected fines for the BP oil spill to restoring the Gulf ecosystem and economy. The House version of the bill, (H.R. 3096), is co-sponsored by nine Florida House members: Congressmen Ander Crenshaw (FL-4), Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-21), Jeff Miller (FL-1), Richard Nugent (FL-5), David Rivera (FL-25), Thomas Rooney (FL-16), Dennis Ross (FL-12), Steve Southerland (FL-2), and Allen B. West (FL-22).

Full article: http://www.edf.org/news/84-florida-voters-support-bill-sp...

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