A year and a half since BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, the government gives the oil company the okay to head back into Gulf waters.
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Sea turtles continue to wash ashore dead or injured in the Gulf of Mexico. Today, Defenders and others moved to stop the strandings and protect these threatened and endangered species.
The House of Representatives today passed the second reckless drilling bill in a series of three. Ironically called “Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work,” HR 1229 eliminates important safety and environmental considerations and gives experts far too little time to adequately evaluate the safety and environmental implications of drilling – exactly the type of reckless protocol that contributed to the disastrous BP Deepwater Horizon explosion.
Conservation groups including Defenders are urging the Obama administration to spend some of the $1 billion BP announced it would release yesterday to help speed the cleanup and recovery of the Gulf of Mexico on expanding coastal wildlife refuges.
One year after the Deepwater Horizon exploded, Defenders is still working hard to protect the sea turtles, dolphins, pelicans and other wildlife still threatened by the disaster.