08 Nov '11, 6pm

New press release: Obama Offshore Oil Plan a Disaster for Wildlife, Climate #ThingsICantLiveWithout - Clean Oceans.

For Immediate Release, November 8, 2011 Contact: Miyoko Sakashita, (415) 632-5308, [email protected] Obama Offshore Oil Plan a Disaster for Wildlife, Climate WASHINGTON— The Obama administration announced plans today to expand offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and offer additional lease sales in the sensitive waters off Alaska. Ramping up offshore drilling raises the risk of disastrous spills, puts wildlife in harm’s way and deepens U.S. dependence on the fossil fuels driving the global climate crisis. “Last year’s disaster in the Gulf of Mexico was supposed to be a wake-up call about the dangers of offshore drilling, but it looks like President Obama hit the snooze button and slept right through it,” said Miyoko Sakashita, oceans director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “We just can’t keep expanding offshore drilling and not expect to have m...

Full article: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/20...

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