Petition Station: Instead of Reacting, Take Action: Stop Oil Drilling Off the East Coast!
Have we not learned our lesson? The oil and gas industry is hugely successful at downplaying the environmental risks to what they do. Now they are trying to obtain permission to drill
off the mid-Atlantic coast. The Obama Administration is considering a plan to open up an area 50 miles off the East Coast from Virginia to Georgia to oil and gas drilling by the year 2022.
Filmmaker and environmental advocate Jon Bowermaster reveals in his new film "After The Spill" that since the BP Deep Water Horizon oil spill in the Gulf Coast there have been thousands of new spills in the region. And, a two hundred and forty million dollar PR campaign by BP has convinced many that the spill is cleaned up and all is fine and dandy. This is far from the truth.
There is a groundswell of local and regional opposition to offshore drilling in coastal communities! Learn how to pass a resolution in your town or city here.
Don't buy into the lie that we need dirty energy jobs to support the economy. We need jobs
from clean energy development. And we need to protect the vibrant tourism and fishing industries on the coasts of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.