Tell BP: Wildlife STILL suffering, restore the Gulf!
It’s time for BP to restore sensitive Gulf habitat damaged from their oil spill
If you believe BP’s recent PR, wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico are doing just fine. Better than before. The Gulf is restored!
But we know wildlife habitat in the Gulf is still severely damaged from the BP oil spill and the creatures living there are suffering—and BP should not be allowed to pretend otherwise.
Tell BP to stop its campaign of denial and deception, and pay for restoration of the damaged ecosystems that Gulf wildlife depend on.
Five years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and spewed millions of barrels of toxic oil into the Gulf of Mexico, wildlife are struggling. Dolphins are dying at four times a normal death rate. TONS of oil is still being buried or washing up on Gulf beaches. BP’s recent report claiming the Deepwater Horizon accident—the largest marine oil spill in U.S. history—had no “significant long-term impact to the population of any Gulf species” is not only premature, it’s false.
Don’t let BP off the hook. Demand that BP take FULL responsibility for its negligence.
In the National Wildlife Federation’s recent report, “Five Years and Counting: Gulf Wildlife in the Aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster,” they studied 20 types of wildlife that depend on a healthy Gulf for their survival. What they found is mounting evidence of ongoing damage to wildlife.
Wildlife will feel this spill for decades. This is STILL unfolding.
Bottlenose dolphins in Louisiana’s Barataria Bay are sick—very sick. They have symptoms of oil exposure—unusual lung masses, adrenal gland problems, even teeth that are falling out.
A 25,000-pound tar mat was just removed from the Gulf coastline. After the clean up, nearby tar balls were hard, thick and difficult to break. The insides were rubbery and sticky, and they smelled like asphalt. These materials are not just on the shore’s surface, they’re also buried in the sand and sediment.
Cat Island, formerly a lush habitat for wildlife, is a skeleton. Once a vibrant nesting island covered in brown pelicans, roseate spoonbills, terns and gulls, Cat Island is now just a small spit of mud.
If YOU believe BP should pay to restore wildlife habitat and stop pretending wildlife in the Gulf are better than ever, then please take action now.
This disaster isn’t over for wildlife. Don’t let it be over for BP, either.
Thanks for all you do for wildlife.