Tell President, Senators to support a clean energy economy
From Conservation Alabama...
That's how long experts are estimating it may take for BP to fully stop the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. They predict that this will be one of the worst environmental disasters we have ever witnessed.
This catastrophe is expected to cost $12-$20 billion to clean up. That doesn't include the catastrophic damage it will do to our economy.
The BP oil spill is the result of just one rig gone wrong. There are thousands more around the world. Offshore drilling is an inherently dangerous, risky, and dirty business.
For decades, oil companies, lobbyists, and special interests have fought clean energy legislation to protect their profits. They've kept us dependent on oil and protected corporations that pollute the air our children breathe and the water they drink.
We face a choice between leading America forward in a new clean energy economy or preserving the failed energy policies of the past. The human and environmental disaster on the shores of our state is proof positive that we must end our addiction to oil by enacting comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation.
It is time that our leaders stand up to Big Oil. Instead of expanding offshore drilling, responsible climate and clean energy legislation needs to expand our energy options with investments in clean, renewable energy that creates jobs and protects our coastal economies and ecosystems.
Please, take a moment to send a clear message to President Obama and your Senators that you demand a clean energy future that limits carbon pollution and breaks our dependence on oil.
Deadline for responding:
Will you send a message to President Obama and your Senators insisting that they oppose new offshore drilling and support clean energy and climate legislation that limits carbon pollution and curbs our dependence on oil? Please take action by Tuesday, May 18 through our national partners the League of Conservation Voters by clicking on the button below.