NWF Releases Oil Spill Legislative Agenda
The BP oil spill is by far the worst environmental disaster in American history. The most immediate challenge is to stop the leak, clean up and contain oil, and assist the people of our Gulf Coast. But the national response to this disaster must go well beyond booms, skimmers and clean-up crews. We need a cleaner and greener energy policy, an overhaul of oil and gas leasing practices both on-shore and off, and long-term investments in the restoration and protection of Gulf Coast habitats and the Mississippi Delta. NWF is committed to advancing comprehensive reforms, and we have mobilized staff in the region and across the country to ensure that this tragedy is not repeated. We must use the lessons learned here – the price is too great, and the opportunities too huge, to do otherwise.