Yesterday marked 100 days since the Deepwater Horizon oil platform exploded at sea, killing 11 workers and unleashing a torrent of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
The numbers from this disaster are staggering:
We’ve already won a big victory as the administration announced a moratorium on dangerous new offshore drilling in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea -- prime habitat for America’s struggling polar bears.
Here are just a few other ways we’re making a difference:
But our work is far from finished.
Learn more about our fight to save Gulf wildlife.
Learn more about how you can help.
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In the first 100 days of the Gulf oil disaster, we’ve seen the heartbreaking images of oil-soaked pelicans, struggling sea turtles and soiled coastlines.
But it will be some time before we can fully understand the impacts on our wildlife and wild places.
With your help, we’re continuing our efforts to meet the challenges that this disaster poses -- and prevent another tragedy like this from ever happening again.
P.S. Please consider helping to save sea turtles and other Gulf wildlife with your donation through our secure website or call 1-800-385-9712 to donate by phone.