Excerpt from: Greenpeace
Keep It In The Ground
Make a public comment to tell the Obama Administration to stop new offshore drilling in the Gulf and all of our coasts.
It’s been six years since BP’s offshore oil rig exploded on the water, creating a massive leak that spilled 210 million gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico and took 87 days to plug up.
It was the worst oil disaster in US history and for residents of the Gulf, it’s STILL not over. There are still tar balls washing up on beaches, dolphins dying, fishermen without jobs, and communities changed forever.
We can’t afford to forget the consequences of offshore drilling. Take action today to stop new drilling off our coasts!
Despite the lessons learned in the BP disaster and the growing threat of climate change caused by burning fossil fuels, the Obama Administration is STILL considering allowing new drilling off the Gulf Coast. Communities along the Gulf Coast are still cleaning up the mess BP made six years ago and new drilling would be disastrous for Gulf communities and our climate.
More drilling is the LAST thing the Gulf coast — or any of us — needs. The Gulf cannot afford another oil disaster, and a warming planet affects all of us.
Tell President Obama: Stop new drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere, for the sake of our coasts, communities, and climate.
Thank you for remembering the BP oil disaster today. I hope you will continue to grow our powerful movement to keep ALL fossil fuels in the ground.
Climate Campaign Director, Greenpeace USA
P.S. If you have a few extra minutes to spare, call the White House at 1-888-369-5791 and tell the operator you want the administration to stop all new drilling for oil and gas in the Gulf and Arctic. Help the #KeepItInTheGround message get heard!
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