To protect wildlife impacted by the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
The catastrophic oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico caused by the April 20, 2010 explosion of an offshore oil rig has put local economies, wildlife and the Gulf's delicate coastal ecosystem at risk. The National Wildlife Federation is on the front lines, assessing the damage and laying out a plan to protect wildlife as best we can. Be a part of this effort by joining our cause, recruiting your friends and donating to help fund NWF's work to help wildlife survive. For more: http://www.nwf.org/oilspill
1. More than 8,000 birds, sea turtles and marine mammals (mostly dolphins) were found dead or captured alive in the disaster zone.
2. One year into the disaster, dead Gulf dolphins are still washing ashore with traces of BP oil on them.
3. As soon as pictures of oiled birds and dead wildlife faded from TV, the political heat turned up to resume deepwater oil drilling.
4. Congress must require that BP fines from the horrific spill actually go back toward restoring the Gulf of Mexico.
5. The total impact of the disaster will not be known for years.