The story of turtles getting burned alive by BP, the lawsuits we filed to stop it, and related news about turtles and the Gulf oil spill have been published in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian in the United Kingdom and in blogs and other media outlets around the world. Here are links to some of the stories:
Deal near to save turtles from Gulf oil burnings Reuters
Sea Turtles Being Burned Alive? Fox 8 TV New Orleans
BP accused of killing endangered sea turtles in cleanup operation, The Guardian, UK
Turtle Deaths Called Result of Shrimping, Not Oil Spill
Sea Turtle Group To BP: Stop Controlled Burns Or We'll Sue, Houston Public Radio
New Orleans Times Picayune, Animal conservation groups say they will sue BP, federal agencies over turtles allegedly caught in oil spill burns
Groups to sue BP, Coast Guard over sea turtles burned alive, Miami Herald
Marin group sues BP over alleged turtle burning
Associated Press, Some 70,000 turtle eggs to be whisked far from oil
Gulf oil spill: Groups say intended suit to stop BP and Coast Guard from burning turtles alive, San Francisco Examiner blog, e
Endangered sea turtles being burned alive in “burn fields” operations, The Money Times,
BP accused of burning alive endangered sea turtles, Digital Journal
Rare sea turtles allegedly torched alive in the Gulf, The Scavenger blog
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Comment by Beth Weisleder, Jul 3rd, 2010 7:16pm
THANK YOU so much for all your hard work during this 'oil spill nightmare'.Thank you to the judge who signed this 'no burning ORDER' so rapidly. Usually this would be tied up in the courts for years.Of course, BP is back paddling now.
Will our precious wetlands ever recover?
I hope every single dollar spent in recovery efforts will be taken from the BP CEO's undeserved salaries, pension plans , & haha 'bonuses'.Personally, I want them jailed. 'Shamed is NOT enough.
My question is this: How the hell is it that these 'clowns' did not have an 'EMERGENCY plan' to put into effect immediately? What? They crossed their fingers & HOPED for the best? I want ALL drilling for oil on our shores stopped immediately. Shouldn't we be getting our oil from Iraq anyway? Isn't that WHY our soldiers are there- really?
I'll stop now.
I would love to volunteer to help clean the birds and other blessed sea creature. My 17 yr.old granddaughter would also love to help but we don't know HOW to do so.
Miami, Fl 33170