Demand Citizen Oversight of Drilling in Gulf

Sign Petition asking the U.S. Department of the Interior to Establish a Gulf of Mexico Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council

Deepwater drilling is inherently risky. But having citizens engaged in spill prevention, response planning and industry oversight can help manage that risk.

Further, residents of Gulf Coast communities should have a voice in the things Big Oil does that directly affect our health, our livelihoods and our environment.

One way to accomplish this is to establish a Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council — like the council set up for the people of Prince William Sound, Alaska, after the 1989 Exxon Valdez catastrophe.

Add Your Name Below to Demand Citizen Oversight Offshore Drilling

We the undersigned, call on the Department of Interior to establish a Gulf of Mexico Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council (RCAC). A Gulf of Mexico RCAC will provide industry and government with the informed, organized engagement of local citizens to help prevent and respond more effectively to future accidents or pollution disasters in the Gulf of Mexico; and it will give to Gulf Coast communities and stakeholders insight and voice into offshore industry decisions that directly affect our lives, livelihoods, and environment. Without further delay, immediately create the Citizens’ Advisory Council the people of the Gulf need and deserve.

5046 total signers.