Become Informed, Speak Out and Take Action: Join NWF’s Oil Spill Tele-Townhall Thursday

from Wildlife Promise

The catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico caused by the April 20, 2010 explosion of a BP-owned offshore oil rig has put local economies, wildlife and the Gulf’s delicate coastal ecosystem at risk. This could be one of the worst environmental disasters in our nation’s history. A month after the explosion, oil is still pouring into the Gulf and impacts are being seen at an alarming rate.�
This is an urgent situation for both people and wildlife! Hundreds of species and fragile coastal wetlands, lagoons and barrier islands are in serious peril. There have already been reports of people having trouble breathing due to the vapors from leaking oil. Species like the already endangered brown pelican are facing devastating realities. And it has yet to be seen how the region’s economy will fare.�
Take this time to speak up for clean energy and wildlife by telling your representatives to pass a comprehensive climate and energy bill that will protect our environment and reduce our nation’s energy dependency. Oil companies have spent tens of millions of dollars convincing the public that drilling is completely safe. We know better. The time for change is now.�
Become informed, speak out and take action. Join NWF on Thursday May 27 at 8pm for a Tele-Townhall meeting to hear about the impacts to wildlife from the oil spill and what you can do to help.�
Ways you can help:
1. Join the Tele-Townhall Thursday May 27 at 8pm
2. Host a Crude Awakening event with NWF and youth led Energy Action Coalition
3. Volunteer for the clean up efforts
4. Speak up for clean energy and tell your senator to break our addiction
5. Text “WILDLIFE” to 20222 to donate $10 to assist the clean up
To learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s response and work in the Gulf and how students and campuses can help, visit the oil spill page NOW!