League Response to Gulf Oil Spill

  • Posted by Dawn Merritt

    The oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico and onto our coastlines has created an an epic and unprecedented environmental crisis. Some of our nation's most productive wetlands are in peril, as are critical fisheries and the livelihoods of thousands of Americans.

    This week the Izaak Walton League joined a group of national conservation organizations in asking President Obama to improve future oversight of offshore drilling, reduce our country's dependence on oil, and enact comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation.

    The League is also calling on Congress to provide increased funding for federal and state fish and wildlife agencies to respond to the oil spill.

    As this story continues to unfold, we'll keep Izaak Walton League members up to date on the impacts on fish and wildlife, water quality, and outdoor America.

    Dawn Merritt
    IWLA Director of Communications

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