The Associated Press always brings us such wonderfully slanted news. Apparently the BP Gulf Oil spill wasn’t so bad for Bluefin Tune, only 2% of the entire population will be either killed or made impotent. New charges by the US government are made against the trio that caused the Gulf Oil Spill; BP, Halliburton and Transocean.
The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is used to force the issue of carbon emissions in the US, first the Polar Bear was used, now its the Emperor Penguin. The idea is that carbon emissions are melting the poles and destroying the habitat of species like Emperor Penguins, so if the Penguins were protected by the ESA then the US would be forced to reduce emissions drastically in the short term. The EPA also affects land owners and their ability to develop. The potential listing of a lizard in Texas has natural gas companies worried about their ability to ruin landscapes in pursuit of dirty energy.