Protect Our Oceans From Offshore Oil Drilling
what have we learned?
The vitality and diversity of the ocean is being compromised largely by one terrestrial species…US. It is unfortunate that it takes catastrophes such as the Gulf Oil Spill for us to realize our direct connection to the vulnerability of our life support system.
Deepwater Horizon exploded on April 20th, 2010 and was finally capped 86 days later. It took weeks to finally determine the total of amount of oil leaked; experts now say 4.9 million barrels spilled into the Gulf from 1 mile under the surface of the sea, making this the largest marine spill in history. 1.8 million gallons of toxic dispersants were also added, making this the largest toxic experiment ever conducted in a body of water.
A clean energy future is possible but we need your voice!
In the good times, we get complacent, but it is now, in the bad times, that we must demand better protection for the environment and be willing to make some sacrifices ourselves.
Signing petitions and conserving energy may not seem like much as we watch wildlife, marshes, beaches, and people’s lives damaged, but it’s something we can each do now and it can be part of the shift toward a better future.
Please sign the petition and voice your support for:
- banning all offshore drilling in any new areas
- renewable energy technologies and research
Yet the vitality and diversity of the ocean is being compromised largely by one terrestrial species…US. It is unfortunate that it takes catastrophes such as the Gulf Oil Spill for us to realize our direct connection to the vulnerability of our life support system. And now that we have reached the one year anniversary month of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, what have we learned?
Please add my voice in opposition to any expansion of offshore oil drilling. In spite of recent arguments to open new areas to drilling, it is not worth the risk to the environment, wildlife and people. I will actively oppose such proposals.
I will support all efforts to develop renewable, non-polluting energy technologies and will be part of the efforts to cut back on my own energy use.
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