The situation is dire, and without immediate action, we stand to lose the most iconic and beloved species that defines Puget Sound and the greater Salish Sea ecosystem.
Posts Categorized: Toxins
The Sportsmen’s Bill is rife with toxic provisions that threaten wildlife and public lands, erode bedrock environmental laws and undermine key conservation policies.
Every day about 8 trillion tiny plastic particles enter the rivers, streams, lakes and other aquatic habitats of the United States. That’s enough material to entirely blanket 300 tennis courts!
There are more than 5,000 active and inactive oil and gas wells and related infrastructure—including 1,300 miles of pipelines—on more than 200 wildlife refuges across the country. And drilling is expected to increase.
As sea ice continues to decline, more ships are venturing further into the Arctic Ocean and it seems that an oil spill impacting wildlife is all but inevitable. If it were to happen, we want to make sure the response gives the region’s wildlife the best possible chance to survive and recover.