BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil disaster was the largest marine oil spill in history. It wreaked havoc on the ecosystem, culture, and economy of the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding states that will be felt for generations. In the aftermath—with your help—we made sure BP would be held financially responsible for restoration, an effort that will involve billions of dollars, and a lot of work, over many years.
But now, as restoration is moving forward, we want to make sure it’s done right, with science-based decision making that advances the long-term health and resilience of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and the people and communities who depend on it. Can we count on you again?
The Gulf of Mexico is where the culture, economy, and ecology all intersect to create one of the most vibrant, diverse, and abundant ecosystems in the United States. Over the course of 87 days, as nearly 5 million barrels of oil flowed into the Gulf of Mexico, we learned just how interconnected and interdependent the Gulf states are. When the Gulf of Mexico suffers, we all lose. Will you take a stand to protect one of our nation’s national treasures?