Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Greater Protection Sought for Sea #Turtles Imperiled by #BP's Oil Spill - #boycottbp #oilspill #gulf

"HOUSTON— With BP’s massive oil spill in the Gulf pushing rare sea turtles closer than ever to extinction, two environmental groups today petitioned the federal government for an emergency extension of the shrimp fishery seasonal closure. The closure is scheduled to expire Thursday, July 15. The groups also asked the National Marine Fisheries Service to conduct an analysis required by the Endangered Species Act before allowing the fishery to open as usual to determine whether sea turtles would be jeopardized."


It is wonderful to see people thinking ahead about these things.  Giving the fisheries adequate time to recover and assure that any residual contamination is gone will be a crucial components for the recovery of both the environment and the gulf industries.  In doing so, we can save some endangered turtles.


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