You may have seen the news that President Obama has just come out with a proposal to open vast swaths of our coastline to offshore oil drilling.
I think this is a bad idea, because offshore drilling threatens marine environments and coastal communities, and it will just deepen our dependence on oil. Instead of doubling down on oil, the President could more aggressively invest in clean energy sources, like wind and solar power, that can meet our nation’s energy needs.
I just signed a Friends of the Earth petition asking President Obama to reconsider. Would you be willing to do the same? You can find the petition at http://action.foe.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=2792.