SPONSORED BY SENATORS LANDRIEU, SHELBY, VITTER, NELSON (FL.), RUBIO, SESSIONS, HUTCHISON, COCHRAN, AND WICKER
On April 20, 2010, the tragic explosion of the Deepwater Horizon took the lives of 11 men and unleashed an uncontrolled flow of oil and gas into the Gulf of Mexico. The damage to the economic and environmental sustainability of America’s working coast is immense. The responsible parties have to be held accountable for the damages. At the same time, significant investment is needed to ensure the long-term health of the Gulf Coast ecosystem and economies.
The RESTORE the Gulf Coast Act of 2011 is a bipartisan, regional approach that will: