During his campaign, Barack Obama promised that he would "keep in place the [offshore drilling] moratorium in Florida and around the country." Today,
he backed out of that promise.
President Obama proposed to take the first steps
to expand offshore drilling. Some see this as a political compromise to
help push climate change legislation through Congress. But to us it is
far worse - it compromises the future of our oceans.
Offshore drilling has no place in our clean energy future. Expanded offshore drilling threatens marine habitats and contributes to harmful carbon dioxide pollution.
Investment in clean energy alternatives, like
offshore wind, provide three times as many jobs as traditional fossil
fuel production, with the added benefit of a smaller impact on our
President Obama today that he should push for clean energy
alternatives, like offshore wind, instead of pandering to Big Oil %uFFFD
Tell President Obama today that you care about the marine creatures and costal communities that rely on healthy oceans. Remind him that expanded
offshore drilling is not the change we believe in.