It’s been almost three months since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven people were killed in the explosion and millions of gallons of oil have been dumped into the Gulf of Mexico in what has become the largest oil spill in U.S. history.
The Gulf Coast economy is suffering, and endangered sea turtles, dolphins and other marine mammals are turning up dead on beaches and being burned alive.
In response to the disaster, the President announced that he is suspending Arctic offshore drilling, canceling lease sales in the western Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Virginia, and extending the moratorium on deepwater drilling for six months.
This is an important step in preventing the next offshore oil disaster, but it’s not enough.
The only way to prevent this 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.
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