the RESTORE Act — for Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourism Opportunities and Revived Economy

The effort to move the RESTORE Act — for Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourism Opportunities and Revived Economy — has attracted support from a range of groups, including local officials and environmental groups.

“The RESTORE Act is universally accepted,” said Connie Rockco, a commissioner from Harrison County, Miss. ‘Yet, the toxic environment of Washington politics has stalled the bill.’ ” (“Gulf Coast lawmakers push for RESTORE Act,” Montgomery Advertiser, February 9, 2012 http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20120214/NEWS02/202140325/Gulf-Coast-lawmakers-push-RESTORE-Act

“Faith‐based organizations have worked tirelessly to support those most impacted by the oil spill … Yet, our efforts alone will not be enough to meet these needs and most especially will not be enough to restore a region that has suffered from decades of degradation with the BP disaster serving as the most recent and dramatic example. …

“Restoration projects that would be funded under this bill can help to protect communities, restore ecosystems, revive the tourism and fishing industries, and create tens of thousands of jobs as residents rebuild and diversify their economy.” (Letter released by the Fellowship of Reconciliation, February 13, 2012) http://forusa.org/blogs/for/for-faith-groups-call-for-passage-restore-act/10235

Source: Pew Research Group and www.PewEnvironment.org.

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