Riding upon a chariot of Hummers driven by bald eagles, Mississippi Rep. Steve Holland filed a guns blazing cowboy steak of a bill, proudly waving our nation’s red, white and God-fearing blue to protect our American coastal waters. This week, Holland introduced H.B. 150 to Mississippi’s House of Representatives Marine Resources Committee — a bill that, in summary, would “for all official purposes” rename the Gulf of Mexico (or “body of water south of Mississippi”) the “Gulf of America.”
For all official purposes within the State of Mississippi, the body of water that is located directly south of Hancock, Harrison and Jackson Counties shall be known as the “Gulf of America.” … This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2012.
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