Rev Dr Jude


BP fines NOT going to Gulf restoration!
November 19, 2010, 3:13 pm
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Here’s something I bet you didn’t know: Fines to be paid by BP for its oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico are not dedicated to environmental restoration in the Gulf.

That’s right, as the law currently stands, the $5 billion to $21 billion BP will be required to pay for oil spill damages under the Clean Water Act will be funneled directly into the federal treasury, making the federal government the only entity to receive a windfall from the BP disaster.

Please, take action and ask your two U.S. Senators to pass legislation to dedicate these Clean Water Act fines to environmental restoration in the Gulf region.

My senators in AR are both idiots. Maybe yours are not and you would like to sign this petition.

https://secure2.edf.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=1767&autologin=true

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