This happened today. It was on the news. I am not asking anyone to support these folks or advocating any political party.
I just think we need to be oil free one day for the earth and our national security.
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From: Japhet Els, TrueMajority.org
Date: Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 2:06 PM
Subject: BREAKING: Oil rig in Gulf of Mexico explodes
Dear David & Sharon,
Just hours ago, another oil rig 80 miles off the coast of Louisiana exploded. As I write this, the rig continues to burn and Coast Guard helicopters are rescuing thirteen oil rig workers.1
How many more explosions will it take before we pull the plug on offshore oil drilling?
Tens of thousands of you demanded a moratorium on all off-shore oil drilling after the BP disaster in April. Unfortunately, it was full of loopholes - allowing work to continue on this rig and many others. Clearly, nothing has changed and business as usual is failing us.
We're not standing around waiting for "business as usual" to solve this crisis. Instead, we're stepping up the pressure on Congress and President Obama.
Here are two ways you can help:
1) Tell 5 of your friends or family about the oil explosion and our effort to make sure accidents like this one, and the one on the Deepwater Horizon rig in April, don't keep happening.http://act.truemajority.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=W5XIUKEPx557EyDb0WzAfTxhHyrTG40H
2) Donate to our "Stop the Big Oil Bailouts" campaign that will put direct pressure on specific members of Congress who currently support continuing offshore oil drilling. http://act.truemajority.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=7bq7kBY8DN9u1EXz9hQTVDxhHyrTG40H
How many more explosions will it take? With your help, none.
As always, our thoughts and prayers are with the workers of this oil rig and their families.
Thank you for all you do,
TrueMajority / USAction
1 - http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/09/02/rescue-efforts-underway-after-oil-rig-accident-in-gulf/
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