Wednesday, August 13, 2008

FIght Back for Our Coast

Consider this a reminder... To keep our coast beautiful.

CREDO Action: Tools for Change from Working Assets

Are McCain and Obama playing politics with our environment?

Fight back against
Big Oil

Tell McCain and Obama: No offshore drilling.

In 1969, an offshore rig spilled 3 million gallons of oil off the coast of Santa Barbara. Oil-drenched sea birds and beaches galvanized concerned citizens, who worked to institute a moratorium on offshore drilling. However, in June of this year, President Bush demanded that Congress lift the ban on offshore oil drilling that's been protecting our beaches for 27 years.

Why? It comes down to fearmongering and oil company profits. Economists, environmentalists, and energy experts agree that this plan would have zero effect on gas prices in the next six years, let alone the next six months.

Unfortunately, the presidential candidates are now playing politics with our beaches. Senators McCain and Obama were both against oil drilling before they were running for President, but times have changed.

In June, McCain did a complete 180 on his original position, and his switch has left him awash in oil industry donations. As a leading voice on campaign finance, his position is also hypocritical. McCain knows the right position on drilling — he supported it in the past. No new drilling off our coasts.

Click here to tell Senator McCain to reverse his flip flop on offshore drilling.

Obama hasn't done a 180 on this issue like McCain. But he is flirting with allowing some drilling, even though he knows that it couldn't help relieve gas prices until 2014 at the earliest. Obama shouldn't compromise on offshore drilling just because it's become a central front in the battle for the presidency. He needs to do what's right and oppose all new offshore drilling.

Click here to tell Senator Obama not to cave in to fearmongering on offshore drilling.

After you sign the petitions, please be sure to tell a few friends.

Kate Stayman-London, Campaign Manager
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