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Defenders of Wildlife

Posts By: Defenders of Wildlife

MMS’s complicity in Gulf oil disaster challenged in court »

Today, Defenders was joined by the Southern Environmental Law Center in filing a  lawsuit challenging the Minerals Management Service’s (MMS) complicity in the Gulf oil disaster and continued lax oversight of oil drilling operations, including its failure to require a thorough examination of spill risks from exploratory drilling operations like the Deepwater Horizon. The legal filing seeks… Read more »

“Stop the job” – sometimes »

Guest post by Nancy Gloman, vice president for Field Conservation at Defenders. This week finds me visiting our Florida office, where I have come to see what preparations are being made to handle impacts to wildlife and wildlife habitats when oil from the Gulf disaster inevitably comes ashore.  My week began with a trip to the Humane Society… Read more »

Oil disaster should provide momentum »

Global climate change is one of the biggest threats to our wildlife and natural resources, and yesterday Senators Kerry and Lieberman jumpstarted a legislative effort to address this problem that had been stalled for much too long. But in order to drive the country forward into a clean-energy future, legislation must wean us from fossil… Read more »