February 2009

Exxon's War on the Last of the Remaining Western Gray Whales

The Piltun Lagoon, in Russian Waters, is an oasis of biodiversity providing food and habitat for a variety of marine life including sea stars, clams, sea cucumbers, oysters, and sea anemones.  This vital lagoon is also a crucial feeding grounds for the few remaining Western Gray Whales in the world and if the oil and gas giant, Exxon, has its way they will move forward with a plan to build a pipeline right through the middle of this fragile habitat, which could effectively put an end to the critically endangered Western Gray Whales. When news of the Sakhalin-1 project, a plan to run a pipelin