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.