Oil Spill Update: Experts Weigh In on Next Steps to Protect Birds, Marine Animals, and Habitat

Oil Spill Update: Experts Weigh In on Next Steps to Protect Birds, Marine Animals, and Habitat

Alisa Opar
Published: 09/23/2010


Photo: Kim Hubbard/Audubon Magazine
 
Five months after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and sank, unleashing an unprecedented amount of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the well is dead. Permanently plugging BP’s well proved to be an incredible feat of engineering, but now comes the really hard part: restoring damaged habitat and protecting the wildlife that depend on it. We asked experts, from environmentalists and scientists to government agencies and legislators, what the most important next steps are. Here’s what they have to say:
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Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce 

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