Al.com Editorial: Palazzo a real advocate for oil spill victims

WE’RE RESIGNED to the fact that Kenneth Feinberg will not be an advocate for BP oil spill claimants who live along the Gulf of Mexico.

But there is hope for them still, in the form of U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner, R-Mobile, and his colleagues U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, and Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Biloxi.

These three kept the heat on Mr. Feinberg this week with letters and personal meetings in Washington, letting him know that claimants from south Alabama and Mississippi will not be ignored. Attorney General Luther Strange even weighed in, writing to express his concerns about proposed procedures for claims.

We cannot thank them enough.

al.com
2/17/11