Statement on Comprehensive Gulf of Mexico Recovery, Restoration, and Resiliency Bill

Statement from Robert Bendick, Director of U.S. Government Relations for The Nature Conservancy, on Bill Introduced by Senator Nelson

Arlington, VA | April 15, 2011

The Nature Conservancy commends Senator Nelson for introducing the Comprehensive Gulf of Mexico Recovery, Restoration, and Resiliency bill in support of returning Clean Water Act fines to the Gulf of Mexico. As we mark the first anniversary of the spill, the engagement and support of lawmakers like Senator Nelson will be crucial to protecting and restoring the Gulf – an important environmental and economic resource for the entire country. In support of the 24 million people who live along the Gulf Coast, the Conservancy looks forward to working with Senator Nelson and other members of Congress to protect and restore the region’s abundance.

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at

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