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Oil is extremely toxic to loggerheads and other species. Exposure can cause skin loss, poisoning, drowning and death… which is exactly why we need every available tool to help save the lives of individual loggerheads and save this species from extinction. Urge federal officials to improve protections for loggerhead sea turtles.

News Roundup »

BP’s second try at cap-and-kill has helped contain a portion of the oil spill. However, oil continues to move further eastward on the Florida coast, and reports of oil plumes have surfaced.

News Roundup: Expert Richard Charter says… »

Richard Charter, senior policy advisor at Defenders, said the risks involved with offshore oil and gas drilling have very little to do with the depth of the water. In a interview with WBAI Evening News, he recalled the recent disaster in Australia’s Timor Sea, in which a rig blowout led to a spill that gushed unchecked for 10 weeks. That rig was operating “in very shallow water, only a few hundred feet.”