The Obama administration confirmed today that endangered sea turtles and other marine creatures are being burned alive in BP’s operations to contain the oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico, the Guardian reports. Environmental organizations are pressing the administration to halt the burning and look at prosecuting BP and its contractors for killing endangered species.
In the first installment of the “Heroes” series, we meet Jereme Phillips, who has been with the US Fish and Wildlife Service for 11 years. He is the Refuge Manager at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Gulf Shores, Alabama. Learn about how Jereme’s been dealing with the Gulf oil disaster.
Defenders’ vice president of Communications Cindy Hoffman introduces “Heroes in the Gulf, ” a series dedicated to the the men and women who are working tirelessly to mitigate the devastating effects of oil on the Gulf coast and its wildlife. Join Defenders as we hear stories from people from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Louisiana Fish and Game and more working at ground zero of the Gulf oil disaster.
Defenders Online Campaigns Director Chris Burley reports from the Washington, DC Hands Across the Sand event in Washington DC… with a call to action to stop offshore drilling that threatens our wildlife.
Even as millions of gallons of oil are still spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, wreaking havoc on sea turtles, brown pelicans, sperm whales and irreplaceable coastal and marine ecosystems, the Obama administration is considering more dirty, dangerous offshore drilling.