April 17, 2012
Why Won't Congress Release BP Spill Funds?
Puneet Kollipara, Fuel Fix
A bipartisan push to set aside billions in fines from the BP oil spill for Gulf of Mexico restoration remains stalled in Congress as the disaster’s two-year anniversary nears.
The RESTORE Act would send 80 percent of any Clean Water Act civil penalties assessed in connection with the April 20, 2010, disaster to the five Gulf Coast states, where it would be distributed for economic and environmental restoration projects and scientific research.
TAGGED: Deepwater Horizon disaster, Gulf of Mexico