What's the point? The oil companies will just pass on the cost of the tax. . . maybe not right away (so as to not make it obvious), but a little here and there, and a few months later they're charging us 35 cents more because of the tax.
Also what's the point of a larger Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund if we aren't going to use it to clean up spills?? Just more money for the gov't to pork barrel somewhere.