The Latest On: The Wild
As the Gulf of Mexico Heals from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Stringent Safety Proposals Remain Elusive
Chris Eaton, Attorney, Oceans Program, Earthjustice: “It's important to make sure that to the extent that there is oil and gas development still happening, that it's done safely.”
Brettny Hardy, Attorney, Oceans Program, Earthjustice: “There still remain serious questions about whether that will be enough to end overfishing. Right now, the council is not considering an alternative that would look at shallow hooks, because of the costs. We just want to emphasize that we’re dealing with a listed species, and the council’s first job is to protect listed species.”
Heidi McIntosh, Managing Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: "The last administration acted unlawfully when it shrank the boundaries of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, home to thousands of sacred Tribal cultural sites, and of Northeast Canyons and Seamounts, which serves as refuge for countless marine species."