As balls of tar from the gulf oil spill begin to wash up on Alabama’s white sandy shores, Jack Gerard of the American Petroleum Institute says, “Nothing has changed. When we get back to the politics of energy, oil and natural gas are essential to the economy and our way of life.”
Not good enough.
350.org and the Sierra Club have teamed up to make sure that President Obama and Congress get the message that Americans want BP held accountable for the disaster in the gulf and clean energy now! Find an event near you.
The groups will call on BP to clean up the spill immediately – and demand that President Obama and Congress end offshore drilling and provide the leadership we urgently need to create a clean energy future.
If you are in Washington, DC, you can spend your lunch hour on Tuesday, May 11th making your voice heard right outside Mr. Obama’s house.
Opponents will counter that we need more offshore oil drilling, not less. Check out the graph in Al Gore’s New Republic article The Crisis Comes Ashore for a visual illustration of why that’s baloney.
Image souce: U.S. Energy Information Administration.
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