Latest news: July 16, 2012

07.16.2012 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Restore Act should look long term
By John V. Valentine and George F. Crozier for the Birmingham (Ala.) News. July 15, 2012.
“With the passage of the Restore Act, the state of Alabama is presented with an extraordinary opportunity and challenge: the opportunity to make a difference in our society and the challenge to carry through on it…” (Read more)

The Wild Side
The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). July 15, 2012.
“Michael Iaconelli was in Orlando last week, and the accomplished New Jersey bass pro was smiling.

Mention Louisiana and the recently signed RESTORE Act and the grin went from ear to ear…” (Read more)

Analysis: New law on BP spill fines raises stakes for Gulf states
By Chris Baltimore, Reuters. July 14, 2012.
“HOUSTON (Reuters) – U.S. Gulf Coast states have a higher stake in the amount of money the U.S. government can wring out of BP Plc for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill due to a new law that would divert billions of dollars in potential BP fines to them…” (Read more)

FACTBOX – How would Gulf Coast states use BP spill funds?
By Roberta Rampton, Reuters. July 14, 2012.
“(Reuters) – On July 6 President Barack Obama signed the RESTORE Act, legislation that spells out how five Gulf Coast states would share fines assessed against BP Plc for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill…” (Read more)