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Protect Ocean Ecosystems and Threatened and Endangered Wildlife

Today we are filing our 100th lawsuit against the Trump Administration. This time it is to protect ocean ecosystems and threatened and endangered wildlife like the blue whale, manatee, and the giant manta ray from the continued risk of offshore oil drilling.

Earthjustice is in court today because the Trump administration is putting local communities and marine wildlife at risk by continuing to authorize new oil and gas drilling in the Gulf. Help fund our fight today, and your gift will go twice as far.

The Endangered Species Act, one of our nation’s bedrock environmental laws, requires the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to work with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service to ensure that oil and gas development in the Gulf will not cause serious harm to endangered or threatened wildlife.

The last time the agencies went through this consultation process was over a decade ago. They reinstated the process in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, but more than seven years have passed and they still have not completed it.

So today we’re holding the Trump administration accountable to the law.

And we’re standing up against big oil executives who sell out Gulf Coast communities, coastal economies, and thousands of whales, sea turtles, dolphins, oysters, and other species to line their pockets with profits.

Earthjustice is fighting back in court and we need your help. If you help fund this and other fights today, our Board of Trustees will match your gift $1-for-$1!

The law is on our side and we will continue to use it to push back against this administration’s continued subservience to the oil industry. Thank you for being our partner in these unprecedented fights.

To help out, go to Earthjustice.

Sincerely,

Steve Mashuda
Managing Attorney, Oceans