The Oil is Still Here, and So Are We

A year after the catastrophic BP oil disaster on April 20th, 2010, Gulf Coast communities are still struggling to recover -- meanwhile, oil companies report record profits and push lawmakers for even more access to drill our lands and waters.

The BP oil disaster has vividly demonstrated that our country must end its dependence on oil and embrace a cleaner, safer energy future for all Americans. Our oil addiction endangers the health and well-being of our families, and imperils our land, air and water.

In January, the President's Oil Spill Commission released their final recommendations which support many of the Gulf Coast's recovery priorities, while helping to protect our nation's coasts from future drilling disasters. Gulf communities are still waiting for action from Congress and the Administration to restore the region.

Join with the Sierra Club as we work to restore the Gulf Coast, end our addiction to oil, and create a healthier, cleaner future.
Dear Senator,

One year after the Gulf Oil Spill, I am one of many who is disappointed and shocked that more drastic action has not been taken.

I am writing to request that immediate action be taken on the following:

- The Oil Spill Commission's recommendations must be adopted and implemented, including the creation of a Gulf of Mexico Regional Citizen's Advisory Council so that local community leaders inform recovery efforts and ensuring that 80% of the Clean Water Act fines that BP will pay return to the Gulf Coast for ecological restoration.

- It's time to end the billions in taxpayer handouts to Big Oil companies and start holding the industry accountable for the destruction it causes.

- We must end the dangerous and deadly addiction to oil that led to the BP disaster and continues to fuel expanded offshore drilling.

Gulf communities are still waiting for action from you to restore the region. Please don't keep them waiting any longer.
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