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Dead bottlenose dolphins continue to wash up on shores along the Gulf of Mexico. Dolphins in areas heavily oiled by the BP disaster are also suffering from terrible illnesses.
But as Gulf restoration decisions are being made, there is no guarantee the fines BP pays for the disastrous spill will be used to repair the environment or help safeguard dolphins.
Right now, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce can help make sure the money goes towards restoring the dolphins' habitat. Please send a message to the Secretary of Commerce, urging her to make sure BP fines are used to help dolphins and restore their habitat.
Dear Secretary Pritzker,
BP oil continues to impact wetlands, beaches, and wildlife habitat in the Gulf. Dolphins living in the northern Gulf are sick and dying — sick with symptoms that may have been caused by oil exposure.
According to scientists it will be many years, even decades, before we understand the true impact of the roughly four million barrels of crude oil unleashed on the ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico.
I am counting on you to ensure that fines paid by BP are used to restore Gulf ecosystems that were so extensively damaged by the oil disaster. It is crucial for dolphins and other Gulf wildlife that restoration funds are used to repair the environment.