By Larry Schweiger

Wildlife has a dedicated ally in Leilani Munter.  I spent this past week touring the Gulf region with National Wildlife Federation ambassador and green race car driver Leilani Munter and saw her commitment first hand as she helped us get the story out about the terrible impacts of the BP oil disaster.  Leilani is breaking barriers to make her sport, race car driving, carbon free.  Leilani is also an environmentalist with a passion for animals.  She is helping give voice to the more than 400 birds, marine mammals and other animals that live in the Gulf Coast.  She is also making sure the fishermen and their families aren’t forgotten.  Here is her firsthand report from the Gulf.