Victory: No Drills, No Spills
The Obama Administration announced yesterday that it will protect the coasts of the continental United States from new drilling through 2017. This is a huge victory.
Offshore drilling is dirty and dangerous - for our coastal communities, ecosystems, and economies. An oil spill can cause decades of damage. That's why we joined a coalition of groups across the country to call for an end to new offshore drilling and a renewed commitment to breaking our country's dependence on oil.
Since this summer's disaster, more than 400,000 people spoke up - signing petitions and making calls to the Obama administration calling
for a ban on new offshore drilling. And despite heavy pressure from big oil and gas companies, we won.
It’s time to use clean, renewable energy sources and today's announcement is a big step in that direction.
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