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Buzz: Gulf Coast may not get BP fine money

February 8, 2012

I’m hearing that the U.S. Senate and House are ┬ábalking at the Restore Act – which would guarantee that the majority of the BP fine money related to the 201o oil spill would come to the the states most effected by the disaster – Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. Both Republicans and Democrats are wanting to hoard the funds -which will be in the billions-for their pet projects.

It’s a shame to see partisan politics derail the┬ábill which would dedicate BP Clean Water Act fines to Gulf Coast states for the purposes of ecosystem and economic restoration.


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  • jeeperman February 8, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Does it really matter?
    If the BP fines were dedicated to those states actually effected, You know darn well that they would just trim out a like amount of funds to those states that were to be used for the same purposes.
    So the net gain in funds if from BP fines or from taxdollars would remain at the same level.
    If we were lucky.