George Santayana once wrote, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Oceana wants YOU to remember the BP oil disaster. Should we repeat the mistakes of our past?
The United States has a long history of on and off shore drilling of crude oil that sits below the Earth’s crust. Oil drives our existence but who has the wheel when it comes to our safety and the sustainability of the environment?
Death. Destruction. Disaster. The United States watched in horror as the events of the BP oil disaster unraveled - one horrible situation after another. The deaths of the rig workers, washed up marine creatures, and crude oil covering crystal blue waters were displayed on every media outlet. BP became a villain and the Gulf of Mexico, its victim.
Four years later, many Americans have forgotten the BP oil disaster and its victims. But the Gulf of Mexico has not. The effects of the spill has not been erased no matter how much dispersant is dumped into the ocean and minds of many Americans.
Stand up against future offshore drilling. Democracy is not a spectator sport – get in the game and join Oceana in opposing seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean – the preliminary survey to finding offshore oil and gas deposits.