Across the Nation People Join Together to Say F-U to Big Oil
In the aftermath of the worst Environmental Disaster in United States history, people are standing up and saying “Bump that it’s time for change”. From The Gulf Coast to Washington, DC non-profit and grass roots organizers are using their voice to speak out against the oil spill in the gulf coast and future investments in dirty and unsafe forms of energy.
Yesterday activists marched from the capitol to the White House with a banner stating “This is your Crude Awakening”. the banner was targeted towards President Obama in response to his recent support for off-shore drilling.
On May 26 an unprecedented coalition of experts from communities harmed by oil operations plan to confront shareholders of Chevron at their annual meeting in Houston, Texas. This is in conjunction with the release of the Annual Report “The True Cost Of Chevron”. The report highlights environmental, human rights workplace violations by the oil giant. Many within the coalition fear that without proper regulations, Chevron could cause the next big disaster.
The oil spill and frustrations on false solutions comes right as Senators John Kerry and Joe Lieberman introduced the Kerry-Lieberman American Power Act in the United States Senate. While the bill is being promoted as a bill to support Clean-Energy many groups in the environmental sector are frustrated that the bill still includes support for off-shore drilling.
The White House and the Obama Administration have been trying to counter-attack negative press on the government response to the oil spill by sending out statements on actions the administration is taking to fix the oil spill. The Environmental Protection Agency created a widget (on the left hand side of this site) that offers the most up to date information on the impact of the oil spill plus answers to frequently asked questions.