A Victory for the Delta!
On Friday, Congress came together to pass the Transportation Bill. Within the bill was the RESTORE Act, which will dedicate 80% of the Clean Water Act penalties from the 2010 Gulf oil spill back to Gulf Coast restoration, the largest one-time investment by Congress for conservation in American history.
This could not have happened without support from hunters and anglers from across the country. Through trips to our nation’s capitol, phone calls to elected officials, emails, postcards or tweets, you helped make sure Congress got the point.
For more than 150 years hunters and anglers have stepped up in support of something uniquely American: our outdoor heritage. It is our duty to pass along opportunities as good or better to the next generation. You all just did that, and we thank you.
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The passage of the RESTORE Act is a giant step forward for the health of the Gulf Coast, including the Mississippi River Delta, and all the hunting and fishing the region supports.
This is far from the end of the road. Over the coming months and years, Vanishing Paradise will continue its efforts to ensure that this money is spent wisely and that restoration moves forward in the Mississippi River Delta.
One of my favorite quotes from Theodore Roosevelt is, “I believe in men who take the next step, not those who theorize about the two-hundredth step.” Thank you for taking the next step and taking action to restore our nation’s Vanishing Paradise.