Letters to the Tampa Tribune: Great promise
But this is just an opportunity — not a guarantee. To ensure that the funds are spent effectively and as intended, it is critical that the funds be allocated and spent in a fully transparent manner, with benefit-cost analyses posted online long before decisions are made. Further, funds must be spent effectively on public goods, not on pet projects and lining the pockets of special interests.
The RESTORE Act shows great promise for the Gulf of Mexico. Whether it delivers on that promise will be up to how it is implemented.
Daniel M. Rothschild
The writer is senior fellow at the R Street Institute.