This morning the White House said there would be no oil drilling authorize in new areas until a review of the spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been conducted. More…
We don’t believe that is going far enough. The horrific spill in the Gulf makes it clear that new offshore oil drilling is not the answer!
Opponents of offshore drilling – including some dressed as salmon and a polar bear – delivered more than 250,000 postcards and letters to the Interior Department Monday on a proposal to open vast waters off the Pacific and Atlantic coasts to oil and gas drilling.
The final total was actually 280,000 comments on the new 5-year lease and made it clear that new offshore drilling is not the answer.