Gary Stolz, usfws
Published: Jan 3, 2013
New York, NY -
In response to the Department of Justice's announcement of a settlement
against Transocean related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, the National Audubon Society released the following statement:
"Critical restoration dollars are finally starting to flow to the broken Gulf Coast. But the truly big move is the next one. The DOJ is representing all of us in the civil case against BP. That's where fairness will be found - or lost," said Audubon President and CEO David Yarnold. "Most of the Clean Water Act fines will go to restore the gulf because of the bipartisan RESTORE Act passed last year. That's huge, because a healthy America needs a healthy Gulf Coast."
The National Audubon Society saves birds and their habitats throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon's state programs, nature centers, chapters and partners have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire and unite diverse communities in conservation action. Since 1905, Audubon's vision has been a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Audubon is a nonprofit conservation organization. Learn more at www.audubon.org