Passed: RESTORE Act
We celebrate a victory for the Gulf Coast today, with the approval of the RESTORE Act in the Senate. This will ensure that most -- 80% or more -- of the penalties paid by BP for the Deepwater oil spill are used to help Gulf Coast communities with restoration efforts to repair environmental damage and boost their economies. "It's a great day for the Gulf Coast," said Beth Galante, our director of New Orleans and Gulf Coast Initiatives. "Now just need the House members to step up for our wetlands."