Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu is applauding the Senate’s passage of the Restore Act, which designates 80 percent of Clean Water Act fines from the BP oil spill to the five Gulf states.
“I think Louisiana is going to come up on top. We had, of course, most of the damage, both economic and environmental. But all the states will benefit. And it was really one of the first times that the Gulf Coast states really put their political muscle together, standing shoulder to shoulder to deliver for the people of our region this significant amount of money for economic recovery and environmental mitigation.”
The Restore Act now heads to the House of Representatives.