|For almost a month now, hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil continue to gush into the Gulf of Mexico each day. The lives of sea turtles, tuna, sharks, dolphins, birds and other marine animals are being threatened by this toxic spill. And it doesn’t look like it’s going to stop any time soon.
The BP Drilling Disaster is a harsh reminder that offshore drilling is a dirty and dangerous way to get energy. Protect our oceans and all the animals that call them home by taking action today.
|The explosion and spill couldn’t have happened at a worse time:
– Several threatened and endangered sea turtle species nest in the Gulf of Mexico during the summer.
– Atlantic bluefin tuna, one of the world’s most heavily overfished species, is currently spawning in the Gulf.
– A large population of whale sharks, the biggest fish in the sea and threatened with extinction, spend their summer months in the northern Gulf.
BP and other oil companies would like you to believe that oil spills are rare accidents. The truth is that oil spills happen every single year, and when they do, local wildlife is threatened. Offshore drilling doesn’t translate to cheaper gas at the pump, but it does endanger wildlife.
Help us build momentum and increase pressure on our elected officials to stop offshore drilling. Sign the petition and protect animals from these kinds of disasters in the future.
For the oceans,
PS. Once you’ve signed the petition, spread the word. Our goal is to get 500,000 signatures in support of banning new offshore drilling. So we need you to tell your friends and family on Facebook, Twitter – even just forward this email to 10 friends!