Take Action for the Future of U.S. Coastlines
It has been 10 years since the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster—and we still have more work to do to help restore the waters and coastline of the Gulf of Mexico. Will you join us in taking action? We depend on people like you to advocate for a healthy future for the Gulf.
The impacts of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster were unprecedented, causing the death of 11 workers, sickening and killing hundreds of thousands of birds, marine mammals and sea turtles, and pouring an estimated 210 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
Timely, transparent reporting on the results of restoration and lessons learned is critical to understanding the impacts of oil spills and effective restoration efforts. Will you help us urge restoration decision-makers to release a summary of data on Gulf restoration progress?
In order for Congress to make informed decisions on risks associated with offshore oil and gas drilling, it’s crucial to have access to accurate and transparent data, especially at a time when we are seeing rollbacks on important safety regulations put in place to prevent another oil disaster. Wildlife harmed by the BP disaster live in areas that could be opened to oil drilling as soon as 2022 if Congress doesn’t act.
Our coastlines are at risk to more oil and gas development and we need data to help us protect them, and the communities that depend on a healthy and resilient ocean.
Take action—speak up for the Gulf, and for the future of United States’ coastlines.