President Obama: Prevent the Next Oil Spill Crisis
Sign Petition to Halt Expansion of Dangerous Drilling
Despite the lessons from BP’s well blowout, the oil industry is moving into even deeper and more inhospitable waters.
But safety measures to prevent another disaster or contain one if it happens have not kept pace with the oil industry’s extreme drilling practices.
The administration’s own report says that drilling in the Arctic — a region with very limited oil spill response infrastructure — is linked to a 75 percent chance of an oil spill.
Add Your Name to Call for a Halt to Risky Offshore Drilling
We the undersigned call on President Obama to reject proposals for drilling in the Arctic, stop the expansion of ultra-deep drilling and take off the table a proposal to open up a vast stretch of the Atlantic Coast to offshore oil drilling for the first time. Not only is the expansion of extreme drilling activity setting the stage for the next oil spill disaster, it is undermining the administration’s action to reduce U.S. climate pollution. Oil reserves in the Arctic alone could release 15.8 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Take action to halt dangerous and climate destroying drilling.
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