Loss to Gulf Tourism from the Oil Spill: $22,700,000,000

Publication: CQ Today & National Journal Daily


11/29/2010 - The gushing oil well in the Gulf has been plugged, but the spill’s impact has been devastating—a projected loss of up to $22.7 billion for tourism alone.

Yet the U.S. Senate has still not acted to plug the legal loopholes that allowed this to happen. It’s time to reform our offshore drilling laws to...

  • Strengthen safety standards to protect oil workers and the environment.
  • Require greatly improved plans and equipment for oil spill response.
  • Hold polluters, not taxpayers, liable for oil spill damages.
  • Launch a major restoration and monitoring effort for Gulf Coast communities
    and ecosystems.
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The Pew Environment Group’s offshore energy reform work is now a part of Pew’s Arctic Ocean Program.  

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