Letter to the Editor: RESTORE Act

Date 05/07/2012

May 4, 2012

Dear Editor:

It is disappointing to see how some elected officials in Florida are turning the pending RESTORE Act legislation into nothing but another election-year fight. This federal Act requires the majority of fine money collected from BP for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster to go directly to Florida and other affected Gulf states. It is a sensible and equitable approach.

The U.S. Senate passed the RESTORE Act two months ago by a vote of 76-22 and with wide bi-partisan support. But, according to some newspaper accounts, some in Congress are jeopardizing the chances for the bill's final success with political posturing.

In the form passed overwhelmingly by the Senate, the RESTORE Act could be a major part of the long-term solution to the Gulf Coast's economic troubles. Let's hope all elected representatives will get behind this bill which is good for both our environment and our pocket books.


Manley K. Fuller, President

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