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PRESS STATEMENT: RESTORE Act Passes as Part of Transportation Bill

posted on June 29, 2012 in Gulf Oil Spill,Oil Drilling,Press Releases

Today’s passage of the RESTORE Act as part of a larger transportation bill ensures the dedication of 80 percent of Clean Water Act penalties from the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster to Gulf Coast restoration. The RESTORE Act will set up the framework for what is almost certain to be the single largest investment ever by the United States Congress in environmental restoration.

Audubon congratulates Senator Nelson and other members of the House and Senate who championed this bill for Florida and all of the fragile ecosystems along the Gulf.

PRESS STATEMENT

For Immediate Release: June 29, 2012

Contact: Julie Wraithmell, Director of Wildlife Conservation, jwraithmell@audubon.org, 850-222-2473

RESTORE Act Passes as Part of Transportation Bill

STATEMENT FROM ERIC DRAPER, AUDUBON FLORIDA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:

Tallahassee, FL – “Senator Bill Nelson’s RESTORE Act brings BP oil spill penalties back to Florida to help our coastal habitats and communities.  We are grateful that Nelson got the bill passed and got the job done.”

STATEMENT FROM JULIE WRAITHMELL, AUDUBON FLORIDA DIRECTOR OF WILDLIFE CONSERVATION:

Tallahassee, FL- “Congratulations to all who care about the unique ecology of the Gulf of Mexico. Our thanks to Senator Bill Nelson for his leadership on this win for wildlife, water quality, and the Gulf way of life.”

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