National Wildlife Federation

Call for $5 Billion 'Down Payment' From BP

A coalition of three major environmental groups is requesting that BP immediately set aside this money in addition to the $20 billion it has already committed because that federal escrow fund is meant to pay for only economic damages.

Environmentalists Seek
$5 Billion from BP

Three leading environmental groups today urged the Obama administration to allocate a minimum of $5 billion of the proposed $20 billion BP escrow fund to restore the environment damaged by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig, which triggered the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

The Problem With Boycotting BP Gas Stations

American consumers are voicing their disgust with BP the only way they can -- by not buying gas sold under the oil company's name. Despite their good intentions, however, it turns out that independent businesspeople own the vast majority of BP gas stations.