MS Gov. Haley Barbour recently stated that at least 80 percent of the BP oil spill penalties, soon to be imposed by the Federal Government, should go to the states affected. I wholeheartedly agree.
What use will the Feds have to keep any of the penalties, let alone more than 20 percent? The manpower used does not come close to any equity of the potential long-term devastation to the ecology of the Gulf Coast.
The people of Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama have had to deal with a lot over the last five years. The last thing they need to deal with is a Federal Government short-changing them.