Published on August 8th, 2010 | by Zachary Shahan


Stop Offshore Drilling Petition and Action Opportunities from Oceana [Video]

August 8th, 2010 by

Sign Oceana’s petition to stop offshore oil drilling and demand a clean energy future.

In addition to the great Gulf of Mexico research expedition Oceana is setting out on, the world-leading organization also has a petition to put an end to offshore drilling that I thought was worth sharing.

Oceana writes:

Millions of gallons of oil have spewed into the Gulf of Mexico since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded on April 20th.

The Gulf Coast economy is suffering, and endangered sea turtles, dolphins and other marine mammals are turning up dead on beaches.

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.

Sign Oceana’s petition here.

As of writing this, 143,921 people have signed the petition. Have you?

For more on Oceana’s response to the Gulf oil spill, visit their “Response Center” and to learn about more ways you can help, visit their “What You Can Do” page.

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  • Blake Payne

    The six-month ban is a good start. Hopefully the President will keep his promise of ending our dependence on oil.

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