Please ask your Senators to support the RESTORE Act (S. 1400) to ensure that fines collected from the BP oil spill are used to support ecosystem restoration in the Gulf of Mexico.

The BP disaster released millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf, causing devastating impacts to the region’s beaches, coastal marshes, barrier islands, and wildlife. Yet, unless Congress takes action, fines issued through the Clean Water Act will be used for unrelated federal spending instead of urgently needed environmental restoration.

Restoring the Gulf will provide major benefits to the natural environment, and will also help protect the region’s economy including tourism, recreation, and commercial fishing.

Please TAKE ACTION to support this bipartisan bill and ensure that penalties from the BP disaster are dedicated to restoring the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem!