Speak up against Offshore Drilling-tell President Obama to keep his promise

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.

Speak Up Against Offshore Drilling %uFFFD Today, President Obama proposed expanding offshore drilling. Remind him of his promise to protect our coasts.

Act Now

Offshore drilling has no place in our oceans or in meaningful climate change legislation. Urge President Obama to reconsider his proposal %uFFFD

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.




Please sign the Petition and share it with your Friends.
I am writing today, asking you to reconsider your proposal to expand offshore drilling. Expanded drilling makes no sense if we are serious about addressing climate change. I urge you to protect the nation%u2019s beaches, coastlines, marine wildlife and our oceans, as well as the livelihoods of those coastal communities that rely on healthy oceans.

Whether to expand drilling or not may seem like a tough decision, but the smart and clear choice is to create the jobs and energy we need without generating even more carbon dioxide than we already are.  Since renewable energy creates three times more jobs than fossil fuel production, the only reasonable choice is to put the ocean to safe and clean use to generate offshore wind power, rather than expanding harmful offshore drilling into sensitive marine ecosystems, threatening marine wildlife and otherwise vibrant coastal communities. Expanding drilling into such areas would run directly counter to your own efforts to reduce carbon emissions and it competes with the development of our clean energy future.

I urge you to make the safest and most economically sound decision %u2013 one that creates jobs and does not pander to Big Oil. While it may be a tough political decision, it will clearly be the right decision for our future.
Thank you for taking the Time to read this Letter.

we, the undersigned
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