Is 4 million barrels of oil in the Gulf not enough reason to ban offshore drilling? It’s been just 6 months since the largest oil spill in U.S. history, but President Obama has just lifted the moratorium on offshore drilling. Now the Administration is clearing the way for more drilling and more potential oil spill disasters in places like the East Coast and the pristine waters off of Alaska’s coast.
President Obama needs to hear from you TODAY. We can’t let Big Oil determine our future – that’s for you and me to decide.
Greenpeace is still in the Gulf, and we’re still finding oil every day. The impact of the BP spill will be felt for decades to come. We simply can’t afford to repeat a disaster like that.
It’s time to invest in an energy revolution. Tell President Obama to Google that!
- President of the United States
The last week has been one of energy future ironies. First, you take great steps to build our renewable energy future with wind power off the East Coast. Then almost immediately pull the rug out from under clean energy development by allowing offshore drilling to go forward.
Offshore oil drilling and other fossil fuel development has not and will not ever be safe. Even Secretary Salazar admitted as much in announcing the end to the moratorium. We don't even know the long-term effects of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster and you are allowing for business as usual for big oil to drill, drill, drill.
It's clear that companies like Google are demonstrating more commitment and foresight in clean energy development than this Administration is.
President Obama, it's time to stop letting the fossil fuel industry determine our energy policies. I am writing you to tell you now that you will hear from me again and again until you stop this madness and concretely move us to a greener, cleaner future. You made a bad decision, but I'll be working to ensure it isn't repeated.
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