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S.3466 – Environmental Crimes Enforcement Act of 2010

After reading this article, I’ve written yet another letter to Washington. It concerns S.3466 – Environmental Crimes Enforcement Act of 2010, the legislation introduced by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D. VT)

Please feel free to copy this, or write your own letter. Congress.org is a great place to get letters to your representatives.

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On June 9, 2010, Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont introduced legislation, S.3466 – Environmental Crimes Enforcement Act of 2010, to require restitution for victims of criminal violations of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, and for other purposes.

Without this piece of legislation, the families of the workers killed aboard the Deepwater oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico will not be able to receive a fair settlement from BP, since the accident that killed them happened at sea. DOSHA, created in 1920, has not been updated to keep up with the times.

I stand behind Senator Leahy, and ask that this piece of legislation be passed and signed into law. The unfortunate victims of the Deepwater disaster, and any family of those who die at sea by the crimes or negligence of others, should be compensated properly.

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