Tell Congress: Spend BP Fines on Restoring the Gulf
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Tell Congress: Spend BP Fines on Restoring the Gulf

    1. Sponsored by

      National Wildlife Federation Action Fund

April 20 will mark one year since the Gulf oil spill disaster began – and Congress has yet to require that BP fines from the horrific spill actually go back toward restoring the Gulf of Mexico.

Under the Clean Water Act, BP must pay fines for each barrel of oil spilled. However, the current law requires that this money be deposited into a trust fund in the federal treasury.

Unless Congress takes action soon, the Clean Water Act penalties from the BP oil disaster will not be reinvested in the Gulf.

Of the more than 600 dead sea turtles found in the months after last year’s oil spill, nearly 500 were Kemp's ridley sea turtles like the one pictured above – the rarest and most endangered species of sea turtle in the world. There is still hope for the Kemp's ridley if we act soon to require that the billions of dollars in fines that BP and other parties must pay go to restoring the sea turtles' habitat in the Gulf.

Send a message to Congress, and urge your legislators to mark the oil spill anniversary by committing Clean Water Act penalties to restoring the Gulf – and saving the Kemp's ridley before it’s too late.

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    Reasons for signing

    • monica ghoodjani TORONTO, CANADA
      • over 3 years ago

      For gods sake clean up your filthy acts and take this seriously. Do you know how much damage you have done to this earth? And continuing? YOu selfish moronic idiots, you are not the only ones living on this planet, you destructive useless scums of earth. The existance of the human race is truly a mistake.

    • Yamie A. AMMAN, JORDAN
      • over 3 years ago

      Awwww. It's so sad to look at the pics of innocent creatures that have been affected by this horrible incident. I really hope everyone signs this in hope of a better future.

      • over 3 years ago

      This is Our Home, Our Earth. This vast thing spewing out into nature is plainly the same as when I got raped; it's happening all the time. As a Cherokee, I know that It's essential to live in harmony with nature. Like an animal, not a machine. Be at peace; Salaam Sophia xxxx

    • Julia Fletcher NATICK, MA
      • over 3 years ago

      please, PLEASE save the ocean :'(

    • Sarah Premo WADDINGTON, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      Use the money to restore the gulf! That's what it's for!


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