Tag: Deepwater Horizon
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May 31, 2018 | 3 minute readAs the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rolled into fiscal year 2018, we ushered in many exciting changes to our Gulf of Mexico restoration initiative that emerged from the Global Settlement for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This comprehensive legal settlement resolved the governments’ civil claims under the Clean Water Act and natural resources damage claims under the Oil Pollution Act stemming from the 2010 disaster in the Gulf, the largest offshore oil spill in history. Learn more...
DOI is leading a $72 million restoration of Breton Island off the coast of Louisiana that will benefit brown pelicans, terns, skimmers and gulls. Photo by Brian Spears, USFWS.
February 28, 2018 | 4 minute readRestoration biologist Kate Healy felt the sun on her face as she stood on a sandy stretch of beach along Alabama’s Gulf coast. It was an unseasonably warm day on Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, and Healy, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Gulf Restoration Office in Fairhope, Alabama, was ready to get to work. Kate Healy and Jackie Sablan plant ground chokecherry at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge in Alabama. Learn more...
Ground chokecherry. Photo by USFWS.
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the North American Wetlands Conservation Fund
This infographic focuses on the $100 million fine BP paid to the North American Wetlands Conservation Fund for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s impact on birds. It includes photos of a male mallard duck; duck eggs in a nest; and a female mottled duck with ducklings. There are also headshots of several of the 63 species of birds injured by the oil spill (green-winged teal, mallard, piping plover, and interior least tern). Learn more...