As the Obama administration was approving the disastrous BP drilling, it was also lifting the decades-long, nationwide moratorium on new offshore oil drilling. It plans to push similarly dangerous oil rigs into Alaska, the eastern Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic Coast from Maryland to Florida.
Here are some reasons presented by we should protect the ocean and all are waterways.
Fifty years ago the ocean was pristine and balance place to live. Sylvia Earle pleads with us to save our life by saving our oceans and waterways. The ocean is on life support. We have dumped and polluted , over fished and caused the warming of the ocean the heart of the earth.
Ninety percent of the big fish in the sea are gone in fifty years! We have only protected .8 percent of our oceans as National or International Marine Reserves.
Listen to Sylvia as she helps us find ways to protect our water, fish and all sea life.
Part of helping save our oceans is to protect them from reckless drilling. Our government must be encouraged to move in this direction. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar proudly boasted, it will be the biggest expansion of offshore oil drilling in 30 years over the next ten years.
We have to take action right away. Make a special emergency donation now to our new Gulf Disaster Fund.
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Excerpts courtesy of Center for Biological Diversity
Video courtesy of ted.com