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Gulf Oil Spill Restoration

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. House has approved setting aside 80

percent of fines from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill for

environmental restoration work on the Gulf Coast.

Late Thursday, the House voted to add an amendment setting aside

80 percent of the fines to the Gulf Coast. The amendment was added

to a surface transportation bill offered by U.S. Rep. Steve

Scalise, R-La.

A similar amendment is being pushed in the Senate, which still

hasn't approved setting aside the money.

The restoration funds would come from billions of dollars in

fines BP PLC. is expected to pay for damage caused by the April

2010 oil spill in the Gulf.

If the Senate approves similar language, it would still have to

make the cut in any final highway bill Congress passes.

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