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"That would be finding the sweet spot," Sessions said.
Wednesday meeting, but the bill was postponed to allow more Hogan Shoes Grey time for discussions.
BP PLC and other parties responsible for the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico could be assessed between $5.4 billion and $21.1 billion in Clean Water Act fines.
"We much closer to an agreement that would unify Gulf Coast senators and get it out of committee in the Senate," said Sen. Jeff Sessions, R Mobile.
But the environmental restriction won be as expansive as one proposed in April by Louisiana Sens. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat, and David Vitter, a Republican, according to an aide to Sen. Richard Shelby, R Tuscaloosa.
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to pay for the cleanup of future spills. In this case, however, Gulf members of Congress and Obama administration officials support a rewrite to direct most of the fines to Gulf Coast recovery.
Sessions anticipated that part of the money would be set aside for environmental restoration only. Some Alabama lawmakers have objected to such a provision, maintaining that the state most severe damage was to its economy.
"We are extremely close to working out every wrinkle and having very broad consensus," Vitter said Wednesday in a Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works hearing.
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Lawmakers are working in remaining negotiations to decide each state share, according to Sessions.
WASHINGTON Gulf state senators may be only a week or 2 away from agreeing to a long awaited compromise to distribute potentially billions of dollars in oil spill fine money, according to officials involved in the negotiations.
"What you going to see is a higher percentage of the money that is flexible than there was in the original Landrieu/Vitter bill," the Shelby aide said. Such flexible money could be spent on either economic or environmental recovery.
The process has stalled for months, as Gulf lawmakers wrangled over how to divide the money and how it could be spent. Some fear that if the final bill favored environmental projects, Louisiana would get the lion share.
The 2 Louisiana senators would have required that environmental projects receive 60 percent of the fine money destined for Gulf states.
not expecting another delay. "Within a couple of weeks, we have this back, and I very excited about marking this bill up, because I think it going to have some good support across the aisle," Boxer said.
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The aide added that fine money would be distributed to states based on the economic and environmental damages that each suffered.
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