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Help Brown Pelicans in the Gulf

December 7, 2011
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Please click on and sign: Use BP’s fines to restore the Gulf!

Background | From NWF Action Fund

More than 800 dead and injured pelicans were found in the months following the BP oil disaster in the Gulf, and it’s likely many more pelicans were never found.

Biologists remain concerned about the long-term impacts of the dispersed and submerged oil on the bird’s food chain and nesting grounds. Scientists who study pelicans are also concerned about an additional threat to the bird–habitat loss.

BP and the other oil companies responsible for the disaster will pay significant fines to the federal government for their recklessness, but it will take legislation from Congress to ensure these fines are used to help restore Brown Pelicans, and many more Gulf wildlife.

Indeed, BP and the other oil companies will pay serious fines for their recklessness. However, unless Congress passes legislation directing how these penalties should be spent, the money from these fines may not be used to restore the Gulf.

These next two weeks are critical for putting the pressure on the U.S. Senate to pass legislation to help restore the Gulf. When Congress returns in January to the start of an election year, the chance that they will take up this legislation again will be lower.

Take Action! Help protect the Gulf’s brown pelicans by editing and sending a message, urging Congress to pass legislation to help restore the Gulf today.

Message | Please personalize

The Clean Water Act fines resulting from the oil spill should be used to restore the Gulf Coast and the Gulf of Mexico. The RESTORE Act is a sensible piece of legislation that has strong public support and backers on both sides of the aisle.

As the Senate majority leader, please take advantage of this opportunity to end 2011 on a positive note by making the bipartisan RESTORE Act a priority for passage before end of the year.

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spill…for the pelicans of the gulf
spill
this is where i spend my day
sometimes looking for food
or for frolic and play
the water is so dark now
i cannot see a thing
i am so hungry
i cannot move my wings
what happened to
my homeland
where i live and breed
what will happen to
the fish
upon whom i feed
i am feeling so tired
i cannot lift my head
in this muck and this mire
i do not want to be dead

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


3 Comments leave one →
  1. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    December 7, 2011 12:22 pm

    spill…for the pelicans of the gulf
    spill
    this is where i spend my day
    sometimes looking for food
    or for frolic and play
    the water is so dark now
    i cannot see a thing
    i am so hungry
    i cannot move my wings
    what happened to
    my homeland
    where i live and breed
    what will happen to
    the fish
    upon whom i feed
    i am feeling so tired
    i cannot lift my head
    in this muck and this mire
    i do not want to be dead

    Like

  2. sally Miller permalink
    December 7, 2011 12:37 pm

    This is so sad and we as Man KInd which I refer to as Man Unkind have not learned a thing everything is about money and we are idiots and are getting worse , I have no children and I am glad about that , what kind of world are we leaving a pretty messed up I think .

    Like

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