An oil spill of any kind poses serious environmental and economic consequences. It also impacts public safety, and threatens our drinking water supply. But the stakes are especially high for wildlife when oil spills into the lakes, streams and rivers where wildlife live. Devastating oil spills poison the environment for years and choke life from lakes and streams. To stop the bleeding there is a major push for clean, renewable energy alternatives to help get us off oil. We need energy investments that don’t threaten humans and wildlife with toxic spills that permanently destroy our rivers, wetlands, lakes and streams. That day will come: the life-changing moment when renewable energy—wind, solar, geothermal and others still in development—replace fossil fuels as the principal source of world energy.
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