OBAMA SAID HE'D ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE--WITH FOSSIL FUELS?
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Today marks five years since one of the worst environmental catastrophes in recent history -- the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. The BP-operated drilling rig exploded on April 20, 2010, killing 11 people and pouring oil into the Gulf of Mexico for the next 87 days.
But five years later, it appears we haven’t learned our lesson about offshore drilling. The Obama Administration continues to allow Big Oil to drill in our waters -- risking another devastating accident.
We need your help to show President Obama that we don’t want another Deepwater Horizon.
There’s no such thing as safe and responsible offshore drilling. Balls of oil tar continue to wash onto Gulf beaches, fish catches are still down by a third, and many wildlife species have yet to recover. Instead of protecting our beaches, oceans, and coastal economies, the Obama administration is increasing deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf, and opening up new areas in the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans.
The administration seems to think that we can solve the climate crisis and protect our planet simply by making drilling safer. But new safety regulations aren’t enough to prevent another Deepwater Horizon or to protect our climate. The only way to stop another catastrophic oil disaster and prevent the worst impacts of climate change is to keep our fossil fuels in the ground.
President Obama has made preventing climate change a key part of his legacy. But if he continues to allow fossil fuel development on our public lands and waters, he’ll be undermining all of the progress his administration has made.