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Published:November 30th, 2012 11:46 EST
BP Responsible for Worst Oil Spill in American History

BP Responsible for Worst Oil Spill in American History

By SOP newswire2

BP is responsible for the worst oil spill in American history. We watched in horror as birds were covered in oil and struggled to survive. Birds, wildlife, and the environment in the Gulf region are still struggling. Today, we need your help to make sure BP pays their fair share to clean up the Gulf.

In a promising first step, earlier this month the federal government reached a historic settlement with BP for the criminal aspects of the spill "a record breaking $4.5 billion, over half of which will be dedicated to restoration efforts in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. 

Thank them for the unprecedented criminal settlement "and remind them that the public still remembers the devastation of the spill and is expecting BP to be held fully accountable for its civil penalties under both the Clean Water and Oil Pollution Acts.

The Department of Justice has the opportunity to send more than $20 billion to help restore the ecosystems, economies, and communities still reeling from this disaster.

BP is responsible for the worst oil spill in American history. The lesson ought to be: you break it, you buy it.

Please send your letter to the Department of Justice right now.

David Yarnold
Sincerely,
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David Yarnold
President & CEO
National Audubon Society