20,000 volunteer for Gulf clean up, only 1 in 6 allowed to work, 'no direction' over 2 months in. 17,000 not allowed to clean suffering birds.
- If BP has not already proven unworthy of our trust, what exactly would it take for that to happen? Why would Obama or anyone force us to be further at the mercy of an apparently criminal operation? Why have charges of negligence not been filed against Obama?
- yet fewer than one in six has received an assignment
The executive director of the Alabama Coastal Foundation, Bethany Kraft, said many people who volunteered are frustrated and angry that no one has called on them for help.
"You see this unfolding before your eyes and you have this sense that you can't do anything," she said. "To watch this happen in our backyard and not be able to help is hard.""....
- 6/14, "Care2 Petitionsite, "Save Gulf Wildlife with 17,000 unused volunteers"
"56 days into the Gulf Spill, there are only 165 sanctioned people are out picking up only oiled birds in the entire Gulf. There are 17,000 volunteer bird retrieval experts who can pick up flighted birds and save them who have NOT been utilized since Day 1. None have been allowed to help. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agency is REQUIRING that a person from their agency AND a person from the state agency be on each boat that goes out looking, and they are NOT retrieving un-oiled flighted birds who have the best chance of survival. Then they are RELEASING cleaned birds along the Florida Gulf coast -
- not safe and they will fly back to be re-oiled and"...