Wednesday, March 31, 2010

OBAMA HEARTS BIG OIL? Tell me it aint so! Where is my Democratic leader?



You may have seen the news that President Obama has just come out with a proposal to open vast swaths of our coastline to offshore oil drilling.

I think this is a bad idea, because offshore drilling threatens marine environments and coastal communities, and it will just deepen our dependence on oil. Instead of doubling down on oil, the President could more aggressively invest in clean energy sources, like wind and solar power, that can meet our nation's energy needs.

I just signed a Friends of the Earth petition asking President Obama to reconsider. Would you be willing to do the same? PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION.

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.