The BP Oil Disaster and the economic and ecological devastation it caused was another major blow to America's wetlands: the fragile and neglected Mississippi Delta ecosystem.
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation in response to the oil spill, but the Senate recessed for elections without acting on oil spill response legislation.
Unfortunately, as the law is written currently, most of the money simply will be funneled into the federal treasury. The Obama administration rightfully has urged that Congress prevent this unjust windfall and instead directly dedicate the penalties to making the Gulf even healthier than it was before.
You can help: Please urge your two U.S. Senators to vote for pending legislation to dedicate Clean Water Act (CWA) fines to be paid by BP to restore in the Gulf region.