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Wildlife Deaths a Sign of Sick Gulf

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Its been three years since the devastating BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. During that time BP has made efforts to clean the Gulf of all the oil, but the National Wildlife Federation says the work is far from being finished.

Last week, the NWF released a report on the state of the Gulf of Mexico as it stands now. The report mentions dolphin and sea turtle deaths are still alarmingly high, along with other wildlife that is still being affected.

David Muth, Director of NWF's Coastal Louisiana Campaign, stated that while the oil that can be seen by the naked eye is gone for the most past; however remnants remain and continue to damage the wildlife and wetlands. Muth says the coast has been deteriorating for years, but the oil spill sped up erosion.

Currently, BP is on trial for their role in the oil spill, and Muth says the money received from the settlement needs to go to restoring the Gulf before it's too late.

Muth also says this isn't the first time an oil spill has left decades of work and clean-up behind, but he believes the Louisiana coast is already too far gone to let it continue without making the public aware.

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