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Gill nets ensnare, injure, and kill imperiled dolphins and other marine wildlife

Drift gill nets. Marine biologist Tom Steiner calls them “invisible curtains of death.” He says they are “a barbaric way of catching fish.”1At Environmental Action, we call them “monster nets.” And these deadly devices inadvertently have killed thousands of sea turtles, whales, sea lions and other ocean animals since 1991.California is the only remaining state on the West Coast that does […]
Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle Oiled By the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster (Photo: NOAA)

President Trump took another dangerous step yesterday — he announced a plan to open nearly all federal coastal waters to offshore oil and gas drilling.1 The plan includes the California Coast, the Gulf coast and the Atlantic coast — all targeted for offshore drilling. Help us stop this new offshore drilling by supporting our work today.Offshore Drilling Threatens Nature and Wildlife Offshore […]
Dolphins at Play (Photo NOAA)

The Interior Department is right now considering the use of seismic testing to find offshore drilling sites in the Atlantic ocean — a move that threatens ocean wildlife and could pave the way for more reckless fossil fuel extraction.1 Expanded seismic testing would be a disaster for marine wildlife.The government’s own estimates show that seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic could […]
Gill nets ensnare, injure, and kill imperiled dolphins and other marine wildlife

 Right now, mile-wide nets — commonly known as gillnets — indiscriminately kill some of our country’s rarest and most beloved marine animals. 1 And this week Environmental Action is launching a new campaign to retire these “monster nets” for good.Gillnets are designed to ensnare swordfish and other prized catches. Far too often they also unintentionally trap imperiled dolphins, sea turtles, […]
An oiled turtles, following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster

Do you love our oceans and marine wildlife like sea turtles, whales, and dolphins? If so, you need to know about the Trump Administration’s plan 1 to dramatically expand drilling off America’s coasts.The plan is a backwards-looking proposal that could spell disaster for thousands of our most beloved and imperiled animals off our Atlantic Coast 2 — to say nothing of […]