America’s Wetland Foundation looks like a typical conservation organization dedicated to saving the wetlands of coastal Louisiana.  The front page of their site has an appeal to donate to help save the wetlands from the oil spill and a host of other nice-sounding links.  But the page listing the corporate sponsors is, umm, err, interesting…and is not only a who’s who of oil companies but still includes BP!!!

But that’s fine, right, so long as the oil money doesn’t effect the environmental mission…oh, wait, what is this?  America’s Energy Coast?  With the slogan “Shore up. Fuel the Nation.”  You have got to be kidding me, right?  Check out this from their “About Us” section in the “America’s Laboratory for Sustainability” subsection:

America’s Energy Coast is at the epicenter of solving crucial issues facing this nation: continued and future exploration and production of fossil fuels [bolding is mine] new and alternative energy sources vulnerable coastal communities and the workforce needed to support energy activities, national navigation needs, decaying and inadequate infrastructure, and imperiled coastal ecosystems.

Does anyone out there know anything about either America’s Wetland Foundation or America’s Energy Coast?

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.