Walking with the Alligators

Walking with the Alligators
A Florida Alligator

January 24, 2012

Fueling Extinction

The Ogallala Aquifer
This is a subject very close to my heart as I have traveled often through the lands of the Ogallala Aquifer and have admired
the beauty of not only the land, but of the wildlife and the people living there.
The idea that another horrific oil spill could happen to this pristine, fragile ecosystem, was incomprehensible and I have railed against this idea since first hearing of it.
Now, that the plan has hopefully, finally been put down, it has been revealed which species were going to be put most 'at risk' by this terrible plan.
For those of you not familiar with the Endangered wildlife
of Florida, we had two of the ten species that could potentially
have been annihilated by the approval of the Keystone Pipeline,
which would have run from Canada to Texas, affecting many wild
things, ecosystems and human populations in its pathway.
One only has to bring to mind the two most recent oil disasters
to understand why this was such a terrible idea to begin with:
the BP Gulf Oil and the Exxon/Mobile Oil Yellowstone River disasters.

Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle            

Whooping Crane

The two Florida species on the 'at risk' list were:

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