offshore drilling

Offshore Drilling Dangers: The 2010 Deepwater Offshore Oil Disaster (Photo: US Coast Guard)

Nearly ten years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded — causing the worst oil spill in U.S. history — pollution lingers in the Gulf of Mexico.1        We need to prevent future catastrophes. The seafloor around the site of the oil spill is a blackened wasteland. Deep-dwelling sea cucumbers and corals are replaced with tumor-ridden crabs and sticky, sluggish shrimp. Golf-ball sized […]

For sea otters, an oil spill isn’t just a nuisance. It can be life or death.       To save otters and other wildlife, we need to stop offshore drilling before it starts . Thick, tarry oil not only turns their homes near shore into a toxic wasteland but it can also coat their fur, disrupting their ability to warm themselves and, at worst, […]
Take action for oceans (Photos: polar bears by Image-WS, pixabay; Ane11e, pixabay; Pexels, pixabay; werner22brigitte)

Protect our coasts from dangerous offshore drilling that will fuel climate change. Send a message to your U.S. senators now.       A Massive Offshore Drilling Expansion Earlier this year, the Trump administration proposed opening up roughly 92 percent of U.S. waters off our coasts to dangerous offshore oil and gas drilling.1 Most coastal governors in the country opposes the administration’s proposal, and it’s not […]
Polar bear (Robynm, Pixabay)

Help convince a Houston-based oil company to leave our threatened polar bears alone.       The Threat to Polar Bears The Beaufort Sea. America’s threatened polar bears den along its coast. The bears use its increasingly rare sea ice to hunt.1 And, soon, a Texas-based oil company could ruin this special place. Hillcorp, headquartered in Houston, just received approval from the Trump administration to drill within […]
Barn Owl (Photo: Photo by Keith Lazarus on Unsplash)

These social shares for Facebook and Twitter are a good way to make sure your friends and family don’t miss stories that impact our health, happiness and environment. Facebook Social Shares Twitter Social Shares 💍 24K+ activism for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge! 💍 Over 24,900 Environmental Action-Takers Demand to Keep the Arctic Wild: https://t.co/EZqjzqpG2U pic.twitter.com/UZWGnVCRgl — Environmental Action (@EnviroAction) June 21, 2018 Alaska’s massive Tongass […]
Yosemite National Park (Photo: Christian Vasile, Unsplash)

Check out this week’s social media shares, including stories on funding for the Environmental Protection Agency, offshore oil and gas drilling and more. Please share any of these posts on Facebook or Twitter to spread the word for the environment. Social Media Shares for Facebook Social Media Shares for Twitter An urgent warning from Christoper Solomon on the proposed #PebbleMine in Alaska: “Don’t give […]
Offshore Drilling Dangers: The 2010 Deepwater Offshore Oil Disaster (Photo: US Coast Guard)

Offshore drilling is inherently dangerous, and spills can have devastating impacts on ocean wildlife. Will you stand with us by telling President Trump and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement not to roll back important drilling safety regulations? Submit your public comment today. Drilling: Risky and dangerous Drilling is dangerous. Oil spills harm our coasts and marine wildlife. That’s why we need […]
Wyoming (Photo: Aleesha Wood via Unsplash)

Catch up on what’s happening with our campaigns to protect nature and the environment with this week’s Environmental Action shares. Sharing these posts on Facebook and Twitter is also a great way to encourage your nature-loving friends to get involved, so please share these widely! Environmental Action Shares for Facebook Environmental Action Shares for Twitter Right Whales Return to Cape Cod Bay “2017 […]
Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle Oiled By the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster (Photo: NOAA)

President Trump took another dangerous step yesterday — he announced a plan to open nearly all federal coastal waters to offshore oil and gas drilling.1 The plan includes the California Coast, the Gulf coast and the Atlantic coast — all targeted for offshore drilling. Help us stop this new offshore drilling by supporting our work today. Offshore Drilling Threatens Nature and Wildlife Offshore […]
North Atlantic right whale (Photo: Moira Brown, New England Aquarium, CC 2.0)

Off the East Coast, America’s North Atlantic right whales are beginning to birth this season’s calves. These are some of the most intelligent and rare creatures on the planet,  but as few as 458 North Atlantic right whales are left on the entire planet.  Just 100 of them are reproductively mature females. And because right whales give birth only once every […]