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House passes RESTORE ACT

April 18, 2012

The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 4348, the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, which included provisions of the RESTORE Act. Congressmen Jeff Miller (R-FL-01), along with Steve Scalise (R-LA-01), Jo Bonner (R-AL-01) Steve Palazzo…

BP Disaster confirms buzz on RESTORE

April 17, 2012

BP Gulf oil spill fine money tied to transportation bill Mary Landrieu, D-La., who led efforts to pass the RESTORE Act in the Senate, was encouraged by the House decision to include language creating a…

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Sheen Seen in Gulf

April 12, 2012

After spotting a sheen in the Gulf of Mexico yesterday, a federal agency has required to Royal Dutch Shell to send down a remote submersible to check the sea floor for leaking wells or natural seepage.…

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BP Filing Flurry

April 2, 2012

There have been several legal filings lately regarding the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP wants evidence from the feds. An ex-NASA engineer wants money. And the region’s Asian American population doesn’t want…

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RESTORE Act Dropped

March 30, 2012

The RESTORE Act is adrift again. While lawmakers had attach the act to a failed transportation bill, the House this week decided to pass a temporary transportation bill sans RESTORE. Introduced last year, the act was…

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My Florida Voices column gains momentum

March 19, 2012

Check out my latest column for Florida Voices. Please tweet and “like” it on Facebook. Thanks BP Settles? Pardon My Laughter By Rick Outzen Florida Voices BP says its proposed $7.8 billion settlement will complete…

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Florida counties unite for RESTORE Act

March 1, 2012

This week, a coalition of Gulf Coast counties coordinated by the Florida Association of Counties released a web video stressing the importance of ensuring any fines collected due to the DeepWater Horizon Oil Spill are distributed…

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Buzz: BP settlement talks stalled

February 28, 2012

Despite what the Wall Street Journal is reporting, my sources in New Orleans are telling me that the settlement talks between the BP lawyers and the plaintiffs’ attorneys have stalled. It appears BP is leaking info…