The Nov. 17 news article “BP settlement a boon to conservation group” reported the good news that $2.4 billion of the settlement stemming from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will go to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. While this historic sum may partially avenge the animals and ecosystems ravaged by the spill, it is not enough. Reparations for the damage will not be achieved unless we ensure that the same thing will not happen again. This involves directing money into renewable energy to work toward eliminating the need for fossil fuels.

Rebecca Schroeder, Washington