Once again, we are joining other organizations in the Gulf Coast in making sure that the penalties paid by BP following the Deepwater oil spill are used to actually restore the Gulf Coast. We are fighting for Congress to pass The RESTORE Act, which proposes that 80% or more of the penalties paid by BP are used to help Gulf Coast communities with restoration efforts -- to repair environmental damage and also boost our economies.
Please join us in a Twitter campaign to urge Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to move quickly so that the funds are directly used for Gulf restoration efforts and not misdirected toward unrelated federal funds.
Sample tweets below; more info at the Restore the Mississippi River Delta site.
Show your #LOVE for the #Gulf. Tell @SenatorReid @McConnellPress Pass #RESTOREact NOW! #oilspill http://bit.ly/zyg8vZ via @RestoreDelta
Send the #Gulf a Valentine! Tell @SenatorReid @McConnellPress Pass #RESTOREAct for Gulf restoration! http://bit.ly/zyg8vZ via @RestoreDelta
#LOVE the #Gulf? Tell @SenatorReid @McConnellPress Prioritize #RESTOREAct, send BP fines to the gulf! http://bit.ly/zyg8vZ via @RestoreDelta