Coalition Opposes Turning Oil Rigs to Fish Farms Via Energy Bill

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A coalition of consumer health, fishing and conservation organizations urge the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation to reject language in section 19 of H.R. 4761, or any similar provisions, which could authorize the conversion of unused oil and gas platforms into fish farms. This “rigs to fish farms” provision could jeopardize consumer health and wild fish populations and it represents a give-away to oil and gas companies by allowing them to escape liability, removal and restoration costs associated with expired oil platforms.

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