Five years ago today, an explosion on BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig initiated one of the worst environmental disasters of our time. But today lawmakers have doubled down on pushing their dirty energy agenda.
Located on the tip of the Alaska Peninsula in the Aleutian Islands, Izembek National Wildlife Refuge is internationally recognized as an important wetland, protected as a wildlife refuge and designated as a wilderness area. It’s one of Alaska’s most ecologically diverse wildlife refuges, with lagoons, tundra and stunning mountain peaks. This incredible habitat is home to brown bears, caribou, salmon and other wildlife.
Before Florida’s green sea turtles were protected under the Endangered Species Act in 1978, their numbers had plummeted. But less than 40 years later, this population is laying thousands of successful nests every year.