The BP oil disaster has affected every Gulf state -- and beyond. Fisheries have been devastated, tourism to the area has plummeted, wildlife refuges and marshes have been fouled with oil, toxic tar has washed onto beaches, and thousands of dolphins, sea turtles, herons, pelicans, and countless other wildlife were coated in oil, facing slow and agonizing deaths.
The Clean Energy Jobs and Oil Accountability Act (S. 3663) would address much-needed drilling reforms, including improving offshore drilling management and crisis response. The House of Representatives has already passed this important bill, and now it's time for the Senate to do the same.
We've seen the devastation an offshore oil spill can cause for wildlife, fisheries and coastal economies. Urge your Senators to support the Clean Energy Jobs and Oil Accountability Act.
I urge you to pass the Clean Energy Jobs and Oil Accountability Act (S. 3663).
While we don't yet know the full extent of the environmental and economic impacts of this spill, we have already seen the devastation it has caused to wildlife, fisheries and coastal economies.
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If passed, the Senate bill would improve offshore drilling management and crisis response and finally guarantee funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund -- an important tool for preserving and restoring habitat for Gulf wildlife and other animals. It would also invest in Home Star, an energy efficiency program that lowers consumers' energy costs and creates jobs.
The House of Representatives wisely passed this bill to address much needed drilling reforms, and now it's time for the Senate to do the same.
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