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Your Voice is Needed to Overcome Big Oil’s Big Dollars

Your Voice is Needed to Overcome Big Oil’s Big Dollars

Two weeks ago, a federal appeals court dealt a blow to America’s wildlife when they opened the Beaufort Sea north of Alaska to Shell for oil and gas drilling — ruling against environmentalists who claimed exploration would harm the polar bear life there. It reaffirms more than ever why we need to impose a federal time-out on destructive offshore oil drilling in the Arctic.

On the Bush Administration’s very last business day in office, they proposed a new five-year plan for offshore oil and gas leasing. In fact, they initiated this plan two years ahead of schedule, claiming it was because rising oil prices meant we needed to reconsider domestic drilling options. I’m sure it had nothing to do with Obama’s victory in the 2008 elections and thier subsequent desire to push everything through before they had to vacate the White House.

The oil industry’s trade group, the American Petroleum Institute, spent nearly $1.9 million on lobbying last quarter – almost twice as much as it did in the second quarter of 2008 — to promote domestic offshore drilling and stop global warming legislation.

Upon taking office, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has done his best to promote a progressive agenda about oil drilling — but he needs our help to keep it up. He extended the government comment period on this Bush oil drilling plan until September 21 (add your comment here!) in an effort to give us a chance to adequately respond. He’s attended hearings around the country to get people’s reactions to his oil plan. He’s stated future plans should be based on science. And he’s supported more renewable energy sources like wind and solar.

But one lone voice cannot overcome the best lobbyists millions of oil dollars can buy.

That’s why it’s so critical that we as a country come together to oppose oil drilling. Even if you’ve signed a petition before — or signed hundreds of petitions before — opposing oil drilling, we need you to sign again today. Only through offering our thousands of voices together will we create a grassroots effort to overcome Big Oil.

If we all add our comments, our sheer numbers give Secretary Salazar a foundation for opposing offshore drilling for the next five years — and putting to rest bad Bush Administration policies. Please sign today.

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12:07AM PST on Dec 2, 2009

i would've signed but it was closed i'm sorry

1:20AM PDT on Sep 17, 2009

if that doom spaceship 13 used the gravity pull of the moon to get back safe to earth surly there a way we can used this enegy ie magnets solar power wind power

12:08PM PDT on Sep 16, 2009

and they make a Taurus SHO that gets 17mpg. It's the HOT NEW CAR? Give me a break (sigh).

9:16AM PDT on Sep 15, 2009

BIG Oil intends to carry on making BIG Bucks until the Oil runs out ... the more scarce oil becomes the MORE the price and therefore their profits will be hiked up !
Our Governments ALSO have a vested interest in the continuation of the present fiasco ... they too benefit from higher and HIGHER taxation revenue from the consumer and from the Oil companies !The technology is here ! it has been for some time !Over two thirds of our planet is water ! Water is only HYDROGEN and Oxygen !Separate the two, and Hydrogen is a CLEAN fuel, it reverts back to water after being used ! We could do with some Oxygen being vented into our atmosphere ! IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE .... OR IS IT ??? NITROGEN is also an abundant clean fuel ! ....
BUT the BIG Bucks investors are going to IGNORE these .... THEY WANT ELECTRICITY TO POWER OUR VEHICLES FIRST !!! that way they can burn the last of the fossil fuels to produce it !!! ... THEN they will look at the more obvious solutions of Hydrogen and Nitrogen ... and REALLY begin to harness Wave power and Tidal power and Wind power in our Oceans ! ..... it's sheer GREED and wealth which is determining OUR futures and the environment we live in ! and their BIG Money is so powerful it is controlling OUR Governments !!! Both HERE in the UK and the USA and many other places too ! There is NO Illuminati investment in any power but fossil fuels !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!and without it, they will continue to get their way regardless of what it does to OUR PLANET !

7:18AM PDT on Sep 15, 2009

The polar bears habitat is already shrinking.Move faster on the green and renewable sources instead of dragging your feet.When gas prices were really high you were pushing for hybrid vehicles to be put on the market and now that gas prices have gone down they've been put on the back burner.Use the money for incentives to help people to buy solar panels or windmills for their homes instead of for more oil drilling. The school were my kids go to school is going a little green. They're going to put a green roof on the new gym,use gray water for the toilets and put in a windmill for power. Use the money for good instead of evil.

7:03AM PDT on Sep 15, 2009

If we solve energy, we may resolve over-population, both of which would be excellent for Earth's environment. I ran across this thru my Organic Consumers newsletter.

Now this would bankrupt big oil, of course, but do we not use Nitrogen to reach for the stars? Is this valid? Should we spread the word? Because I'm sure the energy industries do not want to talk about it. It appears to be real.. Nitrogen rich. Easily accessible. No mining, no drilling, no fumes to increase planetary temperature, can be harvest along with current life support systems. (We do have to eat... and do a couple of other things.)


http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_18776.cfm

Forget Gas, Batteries — Pee Is New Power Source By Eric BLand MSNBC, July 8, 2009 Straight to the Source

Urine-powered cars, homes and personal electronic devices could be available in six months with new technology developed by scientists from Ohio University.

Using a nickel-based electrode, the scientists can create large amounts of cheap hydrogen from urine that could be burned or used in fuel cells. "One cow can provide enough energy to supply hot water for 19 houses," said Gerardine Botte, a professor at Ohio University developing the technology. "Soldiers in the field could carry their own fuel."

Pee power is based on hydrogen, the most common element in the universe but one that has resisted efforts to produce, store, transport and use economically.

More at link.

5:21AM PDT on Sep 15, 2009

What if we stop CONSUMING. This is what makes change, not little voices ( although this helps) but the biggest contributor to the big oil companies is our money.


Reduce Reuse Recycle.

3:45AM PDT on Sep 15, 2009

I totaly agree with rick Janke We don't need houses bigger than our needs.

12:11AM PDT on Sep 15, 2009

America makes noise of global warming and conservation of bioresources but does not follow the path to solve these problems.There can not be two yard sticks to tackel same problem.Every nation would be tempted or be forced to do same mis-adventure that does not suit the sustainability of our biosphere.This is every one's concern and we must oppose this with tooth and nails.

12:09AM PDT on Sep 15, 2009

America makes noise of global warming and conservation of bioresources but does not follow the path to solve these problems.There can not be two yard sticks to tackel same problem.Every nation would be tempted or be forced to do same mis-adventure that does not suit the sustainability of our biosphere.This is every one's concern and we must oppose this with tooth and nails.global warming followsThis is the major

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