Gulf oil spill Archive

On June 29th, Congress enacted the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act (RESTORE Act). The Restore Act is a monumental achievement towards restoring the damage done to birds, other wildlife and the environment after the BP Gulf oil spill of last year and all the others that were the direct result of deregulation and a lack of accountability for corporations when such disasters occur. Under the Restore Act, we can now hold corporations like BP responsible for the damage they do to the environment and hold them accountable for restoration. BP will have to pay fines and at least 80% of those fines will be directly allocated to the proper places to restore the region affected, [&hellip

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