Since the devastating 2010 BP oil disaster, we've been working to send some well-deserved funds to the gulf. For over two years, we worked with leaders in Congress on a bill that would do just that. After a long battle, we finally helped pass the RESTORE Act in July 2012, which set up the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund to deliver 80 percent of the Clean Water Act penalty money from BP back to the gulf.
Unfortunately, over two years after the oil spill, BP has STILL not paid a penny in Clean Water Act fines! BP has been stalling this process and is actively trying to walk away from its obligations to clean up the gulf. And they’re trying to get out of paying the full amount. We can't let that happen, and we can’t let BP get away with shortchanging the gulf. That’s why we’re creating a petition to Mike Utsler, President of BP America’s Gulf Coast Restoration Organization telling BP to stop stalling, take full responsibility and pay the maximum fines now!