Two years ago, the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, killing 11 men and unleashing the worst oil spill in our nation’s history. This tragedy robbed our economy of billions of dollars, polluted our fragile wetlands and dealt yet another blow to the people of Louisiana. But Louisianians do not give up , and we refuse to allow this or any previous disaster to break our spirit or undermine our way of life, which is like nowhere else in the country.
In this film, six Louisianians and I tell the story of life along the Gulf in the wake of the spill. With striking resilience and an unwavering focus on rebuilding, fishermen, energy workers and coastal restoration advocates featured in the film describe shared challenges and opportunities, further underscoring the need for Congress to pass the RESTORE Act.
Passage of the RESTORE Act is integral to the long-term recovery and restoration of the Gulf’s economy and ecosystems. It’s time to do what is right for the Gulf Coast and for America. It’s time to pass the RESTORE Act.
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