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Heeding Hurricane Warnings February 8, 2016
Bill Nelson, D-FL
"Passengers talked about how the water was coming into the upper decks. The pictures that were taken by the passengers on the ship speak for themselves. I am sure there was a courageous crew on board, but the question is: Why, after what happened to the El Faro last year, did it sail into the storm? Even if they were surprised by the change of the direction of the storm, which is what happened with the hurricane last year, why in the world would a ship go anywhere close to where the hurricane could be, particularly as the storm starts to cross the warm waters of the Gulf Stream, and, therefore, gets all the more fuel for the counterclockwise rotation of the winds from the warm water?"
Energy Policy Modernization Act Of 2015 February 2, 2016
Bill Cassidy, R-LA
"Mr. President, the amendment I filed today is a byproduct of the work and bipartisan agreement of members representing the gulf, the Atlantic, and the Arctic regions of our country. I specifically thank Senators Murkowski, Warner, Scott, Vitter, Kaine, and Tillis for their contributions in our efforts to bring greater equity revenue sharing from funds derived from offshore energy production."
Water Security February 2, 2016
John Garamendi, D-CA
"Are we secure in this world in which we live? Well, there are a lot of problems. To be sure, we can worry about China and the South China Sea, and we do. Certainly, in the Middle East, where I recently visited the Gulf States and Iran, there are a lot of concerns there."
Energy Policy Modernization Act Of 2015 February 1, 2016
Bill Nelson, D-FL
"Mr. President, I wish to address an issue that the Senator from Alabama touched on before he leaves the floor. I am here to speak about the Florida Everglades, but since the Senator just raised the issue of the Gulf of Mexico, which is certainly an interest of his, just as it is for the Acting President pro tempore, the Senator from Louisiana, I just want to clarify something and make sure the Senators understand that this part of the Gulf of Mexico, which is off-limits to drilling up to and through 2022, has nothing to do with the Obama administration. It has to do with a law that Senator Martinez and I passed in the last half of the last decade."
Energy Policy Modernization Act Of 2015—Continued January 27, 2016
Bill Cassidy, R-LA
"To begin with, an increase in corn production means that there is an increase in fertilizer use across the Midwest. That fertilizer runs into the rivers, goes down into the Mississippi River, hits the Gulf of Mexico, and causes algae blooms because of the high nitrogen and phosphorous, and that decreases the oxygen in the water, thereby devastating the fish population. If you look at maps of the dead zone in the Mississippi River, they have continuously increased in size since the RFS was put into law."

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