The fragile ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico are soon to be covered in oil from the Deepwater Horizon drilling accident and ensuing spill, and now is the time to call on President Obama to put a stop to future drilling efforts.
In addition to the harm from catastrophic spills, offshore oil drilling creates deadly oil and tar balls that float in the ocean and are ingested by sea turtles, and increased vessel traffic which causes deadly strikes. Read the summary by Dr. Chris Pincetich, marine biologist and environmental toxicologist.
Bring Back the Moratorium on Offshore Drilling
Help reverse the Bush administration’s removal of the U.S. moratorium on offshore drilling that has led to the horrible environmental disaster in the Gulf that we face today.
Send the Obama administration a direct email below to stop offshore oil drilling and help endangered sea turtle recovery
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PHOTO: A loggerhead sea turtle caught in the Gulf oil slick, courtesy of Nicole Bengiveno, New York Times.