Marilyn Heiman, director of Pew Environment Group's offshore energy reform efforts, today issued the following statement on Senator Reid's commitment to bring legislation on offshore energy reform to the Senate floor next week. The House also plans floor debate next week.
“Congress must take decisive action to prevent disasters like the Deepwater Horizon spill from occurring again. Americans are looking to their leaders in Washington to take care of this unfinished business before the August break. Now is the time to plug the leaks in the law.”
Strong legislative reform should:
A detailed list of the bills that have been marked up to date is available at www.PewEnvironment.org/OffshoreEnergyReform.
The Pew Environment Group's offshore energy reform work is now a part of Pew's Arctic Ocean Program.