Oil Spill Slimes Environmentalists

Oil Spill Slimes Environmentalists

The catastrophic BP oil spill has destroyed the Gulf of Mexico marine and coastal ecosystems and the energy, fishing, and tourism industries of five states. It has also destroyed the credibility of The Nature Conservancy, a major nonprofit environmental organization.

The Conservancy accepted $10 million in cash and land from BP, and the oil company sits on the organization’s International Leadership Council (ILC). The ILC usually meets in June at the Conservatory headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, but the 2010 meeting schedule is unavailable (demonstrators are standing by).

The Nature Conservancy is trying to defend its involvement with BP on its blog. It is failingBig time. Just like BP.

  

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One Response to “Oil Spill Slimes Environmentalists”

  1. Dana Haydock Says:

    I stopped giving to the Nature Conservancy several years ago after revelations of corporate corruption.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/linkset/2007/11/16/LI2007111600631.html

    Now I support my local land trust, which so far has been very transparent.

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