In the two and a half years since BP's oil disaster sent over 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf, unprecedented numbers of dolphins have been dying in the northern Gulf of Mexico; and many are suffering from symptoms that suggest oil exposure.
Yet, even after pleading guilty to criminal charges for the oil spill, BP has vowed to vigorously contest the charges it is facing under federal environmental law even though money from these fines will be used to restore the Gulf.
Dolphins are still desperately in need of help in one section of the Louisiana coast that was covered heavily in the toxic oil where they are suffering from anemia, low blood sugar, and lung disease--symptoms that suggest exposure to oil.
At the National Wildlife Federation, we are fighting for those dolphins that are struggling in the Gulf of Mexico--and inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future.
Your support today can help increase public awareness about the injustice facing dolphins and other wildlife as BP attempts to evade paying the maximum fines for the wildlife and environmental damage they inflicted on the Gulf.
And with increased public awareness, we can increase public pressure on the U.S. Department of Justice to hold BP accountable to paying the maximum penalties for their destruction of Gulf wildlife and habitat.