Wetland Science News

Coastal Restoration: A Smart Investment

Opinion by Mark Tercek – Huffington Post – February 22, 2012

With a potential BP settlement for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill possible as early as this week, Gulf Coast communities are speaking up, urging Congress to quickly pass the RESTORE Act. Passage of this bill would ensure that fines for the spill are dedicated to restoring the communities, environment and economy of the Gulf. I hope that lawmakers hear this message. And in a time of tough budget decisions, I hope they also hear the broader argument underlying the strong public support for the RESTORE Act -- that funding for targeted coastal restoration is a smart investment that produces very significant returns. For full opinion article, click here.