Several non-profit watchdog groups filed a lawsuit last month against BP under the Endangered Species Act for the ongoing unlawful harm and death of endangered and threatened wildlife caused by the company’s massive oil spill blowout. At least 27 endangered or threatened animal species are known to inhabit the Gulf region, including five species of endangered sea turtles, four species of endangered whales, threatened and endangered birds and Florida manatees. Testimony during the President’s National Oil Spill Commission revealed that more than 50% of the total discharge of oil from the Deepwater Horizon blowout remains in the Gulf ecosystem, much of it in coastal and marine sediments.
Defenders of Wildlife, the Southern Environmental Law Center and Save the Manatee Club are asking the federal court to order BP to mitigate the ongoing harm from the oil disaster to endangered and threatened wildlife that are part of the web of life in the Gulf of Mexico. The harmful effects of the BP oil well blowout on endangered and threatened wildlife will continue for many years. The Plaintiffs in the lawsuit are asking the court to compel BP to provide the resources necessary to ensure that imperiled species in the Gulf recover from this disaster.
Source: The Locust Fork News-Journal
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