Take Action to Safeguard Sea Turtles from Offshore Oil in Texas and the Gulf of Mexico
Offshore oil and gas operations must be completely re-vamped and strong protections for sea turtles mandated in new oil and gas lease regulations in the aftermath of the BP oil spill. Endangered sea turtles must be given priority safeguards in the current Environmental Impact Statement for lease sales offshore of Texas and the Western Gulf of Mexico.
Oil & Gas Drilling “Fueling Extinction” of Smallest Sea Turtle
Kemp’s ridley sea turtles grace the cover and are first listed of all species in a new report entitled Fueling Extinction: How Dirty Energy Drives Wildlife to the Brink released today by the Endangered Species Coalition with support from the Sea Turtle Restoration Project. The report highlights ten species that are most vulnerable to oil, gas and coal activities and is a call to action for expansion of a clean-energy economy.
Click here for the Fueling Extinction report and press release.
Please take action by sending the message below to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to put new sea turtle safeguards in place in the final EIS for offshore oil drilling 2012-2017 offshore of Texas and the entire Gulf of Mexico.