It’s difficult to watch the disaster unfolding, knowing there’s little you can do to stop the inevitable destruction. It’s even more difficult to know that President Obama wants to build even more offshore oil rigs and put more of our oceans at risk.
That’s why Firedoglake is launching a TV ad against expanded offshore drilling, featuring images of the destruction in the Gulf and President Obama’s own voice advocating for more offshore oil drilling, even after the BP disaster.
In the wake of the explosion in the Gulf, more than 30,000 people signed our petition to end all plans for offshore drilling exploration. The Obama Administration soon announced that it would put all new offshore drilling projects on hold, pending an investigation of the rig explosion.
But just putting offshore drilling on hold is not enough. We need to keep pressuring the Obama Administration to do the right thing and cancel all future drilling plans.