President Obama: reinstate the federal ban on offshore drilling
President Obama continues to express support for the expansion of offshore oil exploration and drilling in federal waters. In light of the recent environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, it is obvious that drilling is not safe or clean, and has the potential to destroy coastal economies as well as environmentally sensitive areas. Let's let the President know we don't want any new drilling in our oceans!
Many of your supporters were taken aback when you announced your plan for new offshore drilling in US waters. We know that drilling is neither safe or environmentally friendly, and the recent spill in the Gulf of Mexico proves it.
In the wake of the Gulf disaster, Mr. President, you have a unique opportunity to reverse your position, take leadership, and stop new offshore drilling, which is undeniably dangerous and environmentally unsafe.
It is time for you to address the root of the problem - and that is America's addiction to oil. Instead of opening up miles of our coastline to new offshore drilling, we should be investing in cleaner, smarter choices like energy efficiency and renewable energy. Our environment and our coastal economy cannot afford the risk of new oil development.
President Obama, it's time to reinstate the moratorium and ban new drilling off America's shores!
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