Dear DU Supporter,
We need your help to secure funding for the oil spill recovery effort.
Oil from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico has started coming onshore, and is currently moving into wetlands that support waterfowl, shorebirds and other wildlife. These wetlands are also vital to the livelihoods of many citizens in the region. Impacts to the region could be extreme, and DU is committed to working with local and federal partners to mitigate any impacts to the wetlands and waterfowl of the Gulf coastal regions.
Congress is working to pass a supplemental bill that has little funding to support clean-up operations on the Gulf coast. Representative's John Dingell (MI), Lois Capps (CA), Mike Thompson (CA), and Charlie Melancon (LA) are circulating a Dear Colleague letter in the House of Representatives encouraging their colleagues to support increased funding of $85 million. This funding would go to assist the U.S Fish & Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with their response and recovery efforts to address economic and environmental damages resulting from the oil spill.
Now is the time to contact your members of Congress and ask them to sign on to the Dingell/Capps/Thompson/Melancon Dear Colleague letter.
DU Chief Executive Officer