The Deepwater Horizon disaster left a devastating legacy in the Gulf of Mexico. This latest explosion and fire on an offshore rig near Vermilion Bay, LA, is further evidence that offshore drilling rigs are dangerous for humans and marine ecosystems.
This underscores the need for the U.S. to maintain its moratorium on all new offshore oil and gas drilling. It's another reminder that drilling accidents happen all too frequently. We cannot afford to lose any more human lives, nor can we tolerate further damage to the gulf and its irreplaceable ocean ecosystems.
The Gulf Coast economy is suffering, and endangered sea turtles, dolphins and other marine mammals continue to turn up dead on beaches.
The only way to prevent these disasters from happening again is by ending all offshore drilling. A clean energy future is possible, but we need your help.
Offshore drilling will NEVER be safe. Sign the petition to end offshore drilling now.
With thousands of gallons a day gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, this disaster is an unfortunate but perfect example of the hazards of offshore drilling. It won't lower the price at the pump or make us energy independent but it will devastate the Gulf ecosystem and threaten the livelihoods of coastal communities.
The Gulf of Mexico is home to many endangered animals, including the world’s most endangered sea turtle, Kemp’s Ridley. At this very moment, the oil slick is oozing towards Kemp’s Ridleys’ nesting beaches, threatening dolphins, sharks, whales, and other animals along the way. Once it reaches the shoreline, the so called “black gold” doesn’t stop. The Gulf area has about 5 million acres of wetlands, a stopover for 75% of all North American migrating water birds.
President Obama, please ban offshore drilling and end all planned drilling and exploration.