15 National Parks and Wildlife Refuges Most at Risk from the BP Gulf Oil Spill

June 2, 2010, 8:11 am

To help draw attention to the oil spill catastrophe and the impacts it’s having, TheDailyGreen.com has released Special Places at Risk in the Gulf: Effects of the BP Oil Catastrophe along with the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization. The report lists the following 15 top national and state parks and wildlife areas at risk to contamination because of the BP drilling rig explosion. They range from Padre Island National Seashore in Texas to the Everglades National Park in Florida.

Here’s their list of the 15 national parks, wildlife refuges and state parks most threatened by the ongoing BP oil spill: 

  1. Gulf Islands National Seashore, Mississippi and Florida
  2. Padre Island National Seashore, Texas
  3. Everglades National Park, Florida
  4. Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida
  5. Lower Suwanee National Wildlife Refuge, Florida
  6. Key West National Wildlife Refuge, Florida
  7. Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Texas
  8. Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana
  9. Delta National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana
  10. Pass a Loutre Wildlife Management Area, Louisiana
  11. Breton National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana
  12. Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Mississippi and Alabama
  13. Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama
  14. St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Florida
  15. John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Florida
Read more at thedailygreen.com.