Deadly and Destructive
What are Oil Spills?
BP Oil Spill
What can I do to help?
Do's and Don'ts
- DO: Donate funds. The National Wildlife Federation is seeking donations in any amount to help preserve the many species that are threatened by spills. The Environmental Defense Fund also needs funds so its emergency response team can continue working.
- DON'T: Boycott BP gas stations. While it may make you feel better to spend your money elsewhere, you're not hurting BP — you're hurting local station owners. BP isn't exactly stepping up to help its retailers weather the storm of public outcry, and many of these business owners are already squeaking by on extremely slim profit margins.
- DO: Reduce your oil consumption. Oil is everywhere in our homes, including the places you'd least expect — cosmetics, paint and cleaning products. Cutting back may just be one of the most powerful ways you can make a difference.
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