BP Disaster Business

House passes RESTORE Act —Kudos to Jeff Miller

February 17, 2012

The Times-Picayune is reporting that the House gave voice vote approval to an amendment that would dedicate 80 percent of Clean Water Act fines from the 2010 BP oil spill to a new Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund. The vote was a key victory for supporters of using the fine money to finance environmental restoration in the five Gulf states, but only a first step. The amendment still needs Senate approval and enactment of separate legislation, called the RESTORE Act, to designate a formula for distributing the money, which could be in the billions of dollars. Read more.

  • Greatescape February 17, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Sorry but I don’t see any reason to recognize Jeff Miller. He voted against the extension of the payroll tax break extension. Take a look at his voting record & tell me why he should be re-elected.

  • L.Laird February 17, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    HELLO FOLKS: Miller, Rubio, Evers, Ford and Gaetz all support drilling for OIL AND GAS… NOT ONLY A FEW MILES OFF PENASACOLA BEACH, ++ NOW++ The drill baby drill crowd, want to drill in our State Forest, and State Parks…only in the Panhandle….Please, give me a break,,, these republican clones talk out of both sides of their mouths, plus out of their arse’s…

  • Ames February 17, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    So, it turns out that Miller does like regulations.