Southeast Volusia Audubon Society, P.O. Box 46, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170;


Recently the Senate has introduced legislation called “The Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunity, and Revived Economies of the Gulf States Act of 2011” (the “RESTORE Act”). This Senate bill paves the way for Congress to do what voters expect: hold the parties responsible for the Gulf oil disaster accountable for restoring the Gulf by investing fines owed by BP and the other parties responsible for the Gulf oil spill into the Gulf region. The RESTORE Act will help rebuild and strengthen the environment and support America’s economic recovery.

Now is a critical time in the life of this legislation and with the level of national attention that the Gulf disaster has received, the time is ripe for concerned citizens to once again turn their attention to the Gulf and raise their voices to support this positive movement in the Senate for restoration. Call on your Senators to do the right thing: support the Restore the Gulf Coast Act of 2011 and make a real investment in restoring our Gulf. NAS prepared some materials for you to explain what this legislation does and to assist you in educating others about how to support this important investment in Gulf restoration.  Check out the link below.

If the fines are not designated for Gulf Coast restoration, they will go to the general fund.