Target: President of the United States, Barack Obama
Goal: Protect remaining coastal waters from big oil.
President Barack Obama has just permanently banned drilling for gas and oil in swaths of the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, which is a huge victory for marine wildlife and coastal communities, as well as the water supply. However, the Gulf of Mexico, a good portion of the Atlantic Ocean, and the rest of our waters are still vulnerable. This victory only means we must continue our fight for clean and safe oceans worldwide.
Big oil has done too much damage to the oceans over the years, including the infamous Exxon spill of 1989. It has taken us a long time to come as far as we have in our fight against oceanic pollution, and with Trump attempting to bring many supporters of big oil into his cabinet, we must work harder than ever. We must bring the still-vulnerable waters into the web of protection against drilling.
Coastal communities need clean water to thrive. All species need clean water to drink and to wash with, and marine wildlife depends on their natural habitat remaining safe to continue their existence. Sign this petition to help continue the fight for clean oceans and to protect the remaining waters from big oil.
Dear President Obama,
We have achieved a great victory in our fight against oceanic pollution and big oil, and it is thanks to your ban on drilling in the Arctic and in swaths of the Atlantic Ocean. However, much of the Atlantic ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and other bodies of water remain vulnerable. We have precious little time before Donald Trump enters office and attempts to fill his cabinet with big oil supporters, so we must act as soon as possible.
Coastal communities and marine life need clean water to thrive. Too many aquatic species have suffered due to pollution and loss of habitat. Humans need clean water to drink, and the pollution caused by big oil can contaminate the seafood we consume on a regular basis. Your hard work in protecting the Arctic and parts of the Atlantic are widely appreciated. Please continue this fight with us to protect the rest of our waters.
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Photo Credit: Vinay Deep