From the perspective of bluefin tuna, the oil spill could hardly have come at a worse time or place. May is their peak spawning time, and one of the two areas where most larva concentrate lies directly in the path of the spill.
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Oil-stained spill responders in white head-to-toe hazmat suits working to gather dead wildlife from the Gulf Coast marshes. What appears to be a resting dragonfly in a beautiful photograph is actually a creature glued to the leaf on which it sits by oil. A sinking seabird, covered in gooey black tar and pecking frantically at… Read more »
On May 21st, 2010, Defenders of Wildlife interviewed several Native Alaskan activists who have recently returned from areas affected by the Gulf oil disaster and are working to stop dangerous drilling in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas near their communities. This is their story.
Photographer Bill Campbell, a longtime friend to Defenders of Wildlife, just returned from a trip to the oiled regions of the Gulf of Mexico. He went to the Mobile area and to ground zero in Louisiana at the request of Jamie Rappaport Clark, Defenders’ executive vice president, to help document the damage the oil is… Read more »
The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is seeking public input regarding its review of Minerals Management Service (MMS) environmental review procedures and practices under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). CEQ is reviewing and seeking public input regarding the adequacy of MMS compliance with NEPA at all phases of its offshore oil and gas program, specifically focusing on the use of NEPA categorical exclusions.