By Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)

The oil industry has ⿿failed⿝ in preparing for oil spills and preventing oil-related disasters, so U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell said she⿿s going to introduce tougher oil-drilling legislation to ⿿protect Puget Sound⿝ and American coastal waters.

The Washington state Democrat said she⿿s working to pass a Senate bill that would ⿿significantly enhance oil spill response and prevention, improve offshore oil drilling safety, and protect coastal communities.⿝ She also has introduced legislation to permanently ban oil drilling off the Pacific Coast.

⿿America cannot rely on big oil companies and their CEOs to utilize the best available prevention and response technology,⿝ Cantwell said in a statement.

Hereâ¿¿s a link to Cantwellâ¿¿s entire statement.

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