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Tell the Department of Justice: Hold BP Accountable

No surprise here: A new peer-reviewed scientific study links BP oil from the 2010 Gulf disaster to dolphin deaths and illness in Barataria Bay, Louisiana.

BP saturates the market with its pricey PR onslaught, implying that the clean-up is over and the Gulf is better than ever—but that's simply not true. The facts are that this year alone, more than three years after the BP disaster, more than 4.6 million more pounds of oily material have been recovered from Gulf of Mexico shorelines. The Gulf is still waiting for BP to accept responsibility in order to properly restore the Gulf. For many dolphins, that will come too late.

Take Action: Tell the Department of Justice to hold BP accountable.

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U.S. department of justice
Two new developments have linked BP oil from the 2010 Gulf disaster to ongoing wildlife, habitat, and economic impacts in Louisiana.

First, a new peer-reviewed scientific study by a team of government, academic, and non-governmental researches was released linking BP oil from the 2010 Gulf oil disaster to dolphin deaths and illness in Barataria Bay, La. Seventeen percent of the dolphins sampled were classified as being in "poor or grave condition"--meaning they are not expected to survive.

Dr. Lori Schwacke, the study's lead author, stated, "I've never seen such a high prevalence of very sick animals--and with unusual conditions such as the adrenal hormone abnormalities." The facts are that this year alone, more than three years after the BP disaster, more than 4.6 million more pounds of oily material have been recovered from Gulf of Mexico shorelines.There is no question that more oil is out there.

BP saturates the market with its pricey PR onslaught, implying that the clean-up is over and the Gulf is better than ever. But this is simply not true. The Gulf is still waiting for BP to accept responsibility to ensure restoration that it deserves.

Please do all you can to ensure that BP is held accountable for the long-lasting effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.