By Michelle Erenberg (Contact)
To be delivered to: Robert Dudley, CEO, Governor Bobby Jindal, Governor Robert Bentley, Governor Phil Bryant, Governor Rick Scott and 5 other targets (click here to see more) Robert Dudley, CEO, Governor Bobby Jindal, Governor Robert Bentley, Governor Phil Bryant, Governor Rick Scott, Iris Cross, General Manager, External Relations, Louisiana Government & Public Affairs BP America, Inc, Lamar McKay, Chairman and President, BP America, Jim Schwartz, General Manager, Issues Management Communications & External Relations Gulf Coast Restoration Organization Houston, TX, Governor Rick Perry, and President Barack Obama
The Gulf Coast didn’t need another reminder of the critical need for coastal restoration as Hurricane Isaac rolled through–but the emergence of BP oil along our coastlines provided that reminder. It’s been 16 months since the Natural Resources Damage Assessment (NRDA) Trustees and BP announced an agreement to provide $1 billion towards early restoration projects, yet the trustees have only allocated $60 million to projects. We’d like to know–what is taking so long?
Keep BP accountable–tell them to move forward with restoration of our coast!
Currently, the project selection has been occurring in a black box with little opportunity for public input. In November 2011, the Gulf Future Coalition released Sunshine on the Gulf, a report that outlines the need for transparency and public participation in the restoration project selection process, as well as putting forth a framework for evaluating many of the proposed early restoration projects.
This report has been lost on BP as they continue to drag their heels, and stall the path to the restoration of our coast. Send a message to BP that we need transparency and public input to ensure the full repair of the damage to our coast.
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