Tell Congress: Direct BP's Penalties to Gulf Coast Restoration
  • Petitioned U.S. House of Representatives

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Tell Congress: Direct BP's Penalties to Gulf Coast Restoration

    1. Sponsored by

      Environmental Defense Action Fund

A year after the BP oil blowout, Congress still has not passed legislation to direct BP's Clean Water Act penalties to restore the Gulf Coast and help the people, ecosystem, and economies harmed by the disaster.

Without Congressional action, these funds will simply end up in the Treasury, and the federal government will profit at the expense of Gulf Coast residents and wildlife who need support.

We need your help to make sure the BP fines are directed where they're needed most: to the Gulf Coast.

Take action today to urge Congress to get serious about Gulf Coast restoration. 

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. BP has agreed to pay $1 billion to early Gulf Coast restoration. This is good news, but does not in anyway absolve them of legal liability:

    3. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Margaret R HAZEL GREEN, AL
      • about 3 years ago

      You need to pay for what you did and that will never be enough...

    • Thomas Jacobs ALTOONA, FL
      • about 3 years ago

      It is time that we sent a message to Congress, wall street and the big banks, NO MORE!

    • Kyle Hackmeister WILLIAMSPORT, PA
      • over 3 years ago

      Weatherford International employee

    • Alison VanderMolen LONGBOAT KEY, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      I wish to add that BP should also PAY their share of taxes, EXCLUDING the cost of cleaning up THEIR MESS. While the cost of cleanup is normally a legitimate business expense, in this case, SANITY demands that BP not benefit from this disaster is ANY WAY.

      We will NOT see the total affect of this disaster for MANY years. It is IMPERATIVE that monies be available for the LONG TERM issues resulting from this disaster.

      As representatives, are YOU willing to take a stand FOR the people of the United States of America? Or are you going to honor the "money bags" that helped put some of you in office?

      We, the PEOPLE are watching and will act accordingly!

    • Klara Scott WILLIS, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      Since you have bad this insane profit, I am sure you will help. Otherwise the question arises: do you have a conscience?


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