Amid reports of critically endangered Kemps Ridley turtles burned alive (link), Bluefin Tuna and Florida coral reefs pushed to the brink of extinction, the tragic images from the Gulf sadly are only a glimpse of the ever-increasing devastation spawned by the BP oil disaster. And quite probably only the opening act of an environmental disaster of epic proportions, the magnitude of which make Love Canal, Exxon Valdez and Three Mile Island seem inconsequential by comparison.
It should now be clear to everyone that drilling for oil offshore of the fragile coast of Florida is not worth the cost to the economy and environment.
On Saturday June 26, people around the world will gather on beaches in reaction to the environmental and economic impact the BP oil disaster has had on Gulf coast waters, habitats, marine wildlife, fishing industries, and coastal economies.
Our country is at an energy crossroads. Billions of dollars every year are going to dirty and dangerous fuels instead of the clean energy technologies that should be powering our country today. As the BP disaster shines a spotlight on Washington’s long relationship with Big Oil, now is the time to send a strong message to the President and Congress to invest in a clean and safe energy future for America.
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