16 October 2014

Tell President Obama: Keep Big Oil away from the East Coast 16OKT14

INSTEAD of investing in renewable energy like wind and solar, instead of investing in upgrading our antiquated power grid to efficiently distribute this power from the generation site to consumers, our government has granted permission for the big, federal tax exempt oil and gas companies permission to start exploration along our East Coast. Notice I say our East Coast, it doesn't belong to exxon mobile, gulf, texaco, chevron, bp, sunoco, valero or any of the other greedy fossil fuel companies that control our government with their hundreds of millions in legalized bribes know as campaign contributions. The +NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) is mounting opposition to this fossil fuel exploration citing the harm it will do to tens of thousands of marine mammals and the negative economic impact it will have on fishing towns and villages. This from the NRDC with the hope you will add your name to the petition (and they could use a donation too!).

NRDC -- Stop Big Oil’s Attack on Whales!
Keep the East Coast off-limits to Big Oil & Gas!
Save Whales Now
Tell President Obama to keep the East Coast off-limits to reckless seismic oil and gas exploration -- and spare countless whales, dolphins and other marine life from senseless injury and death.
Dear Craig,
The Obama Administration has given Big Oil the green light to explore for oil and gas off most of the Eastern seaboard -- from New Jersey all the way down to Florida -- using high-intensity seismic airguns.
It’s a plan only the oil giants could love -- meanwhile, the impacts on countless whales, dolphins and other marine mammals will be disastrous.
NRDC is going all out to mobilize massive opposition to this outrageous scheme -- and we need your help!
The explosive noise from these seismic blasts is the equivalent of dynamite going off in your neighborhood every ten seconds for days, weeks and months on end.
It will injure as many as 138,000 marine mammals while devastating fishermen and coastal communities -- simply to line the pockets of oil and gas companies.
That’s why it’s critical that as many of us as possible make our voices heard right away -- before the oil and gas industry has a chance to destroy this precious and irreplaceable marine habitat.
Urge President Obama to protect whales and other marine mammals from deafening seismic airguns.
We’ve already witnessed the dangerously high costs of unbridled oil and gas development off America’s shores. When BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, it spewed a river of toxic oil into the Gulf of Mexico and left marine wildlife and local communities to suffer the consequences.
I’m sure you agree: We must not allow the oil and gas industry to turn vast stretches of the East Coast into the next national sacrifice zone.
But that’s exactly where they’re headed -- unless we prevail on the President to reverse course and save thousands of whales from needless suffering and death. Please join me in sending a message to the White House right now.
Thank you for standing with me in defense of imperiled marine life.
Frances Beinecke
Natural Resources Defense Council
The mission of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
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