La. Votes To Reserve Deepwater Fines For Restoration Work

Law360, New York (June 5, 2012, 4:35 PM EDT) -- The Louisiana Legislature voted Monday to send the state’s portion of what could be billions of dollars in Deepwater Horizon oil spill penalties to a state restoration fund — a move that could bolster support for parallel legislation under debate in Congress.

In an 86-0 vote late Monday night, the Louisiana House approved HB838, which would require that all Clean Water Act penalty proceeds from the April 2010 disaster go into the Coastal Protection and Restoration Fund, where they would pay for environmental work on the...
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