Urge Your Senator to Pass Legislation to Hold BP Accountable.
Legislative response to oil disaster must be a top priority Senate When it returns from August recess.
On July 30, a bill passed in the House that will do the following: repeal of a legislative provision that exempted projects, including the Deepwater Horizon drilling, from detailed environmental analysis; bars companies with poor safety and environmental records from receiving new offshore drilling leases; establish new ethics rules for drilling regulators; increase fines to $10 million, from $100,000, for willful violations of drilling rules; and establish new procedures for use of oil dispersants.
Now, it is up to the Senate to move legislation to reform and enact policies aimed at increasing safety and environmental standards for offshore drilling, holding oil companies accountable and revamping the regulatory agency responsible for overseeing oil drilling projects.
Send the letter to your senators below urging them not to delay: Pass the Clean Energy Jobs and Oil Company Accountability Act of 2010!