READING the article

"Pelicans Just Off the Endangered List are Back on, Thanks to Gush"

just made my heart drop.

These poor birds are unable to clean themselves. But what are the options? Burn the swamp and destroy the pelicans' natural habitat or just to let nature run its course, which could take months or even years?

It's not the pelicans' fault they're covered with oil. We should rescue them from the marshes at least until their habitat is cleaned up.

If we just let nature figure it out, the pelicans will stay on the endangered list for longer than they should and who knows about all the other animals whose habitats are being ruined as well.

Julie Carlin