In an CBS interview in Louisiana, Defenders’ executive vice president Jamie Rappaport Clark details the heartbreaking sight of pelicans covered in oil, the harmful use of chemical dispersants and the need for all hands on deck in order to get the shoreline clean. “I cannot imagine how we will recover from this,” she says.
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What a day! It was a long, hot and eventful one for Cindy, Krista and me as we continued our journey through south Louisiana bearing witness to the Gulf oil disaster. We headed out early for Venice to hook up with Jeff Corwin, on contract with NBC news as their environmental correspondent for the next year, and a great board member of Defenders of Wildlife. Also on the day’s expedition was Joel Sartore, an award winning National Geographic photographer, on assignment to document the wildlife impacts of the spill for a Nat Geo feature this fall.
It’s day 49 of the Gulf oil catastrophe and I am back on the ground, this time in southern Louisiana with Cindy Hoffman and Krista Schlyer to see for myself the true impact on wildlife.
I have just returned from the Gulf of Mexico, where the growing disaster from the British Petroleum oil rig blowout threatens some of our most precious wildlife, fisheries and national wildlife refuges. Bearing witness to this epic environmental disaster as it slowly unfolds has been surreal to say the least. It seems impossible to believe… Read more »
I woke up this morning in Fairhope, Alabama. It seemed so appropriate, staying in a town named Fairhope. As we wait for this disaster to unfold, we all are embracing any sort of “fair hope” that damage caused by the spill won’t be as bad as anticipated.