Audubon Society: $18.7 Billion Settlement Reached in BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster Case

Largest Marine Oil Spill Resulted in Deaths of Estimated One Million Birds

Gannett. Photo: Kim Hubbard/Audubon

NEW YORK–(ENEWSPF)–July 2, 2015 — Responding to news this morning of a settlement in the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster case, the National Audubon Society released the following statement:

“You break it, you pay for it – that’s how this is supposed to work. Now Gulf Coast restoration can begin in earnest. It’s time to heal the wounds that BP tore in Gulf Coast ecosystems and communities,” said Audubon President and CEO David Yarnold (@david_yarnold). “And healing is possible. The great early restoration work led by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is evidence of that, and we look forward to the day that the people, waters, lands, and birds of the Gulf Coast are whole once more.”

The National Audubon Society saves birds and their habitats throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state programs, nature centers, chapters and partners have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire and unite diverse communities in conservation action. Since 1905, Audubon’s vision has been a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Audubon is a nonprofit conservation organization. Learn more at and @audubonsociety.


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