Some of my favorite memories are at the beach with my family. From high school in Maui to trips to Southern California for extended weekends, the beach has been a great sanctuary. Recently there was a huge offshore oil line break in just miles from where our family has regularly visited for over 20 years. It has now compromised some of the most beautiful areas in California for beach goers, surfing and wild life.
The need to suck our natural resources dry has to be curbed. Especially at the expense of what it is doing and the effects it is having NOW! The details and actions are below. Please – PLEASE sign the petition and share this across your social media to drive more awareness of these destructive impacts.
“A burst pipeline released up to 101,000 gallons of crude at Refugio State Beach, with an estimated 21,000 gallons of oil flowing downhill from the spill site through a culvert, under the 101 Freeway and into the Pacific.
The pipeline released up to 101,000 gallons of crude, with an estimated 21,000 gallons of oil flowing downhill from the spill site through a culvert, under the 101 Freeway and into the Pacific.The spill has closed several miles of beaches on the Gaviota Coast while cleanup workers try to remove oil from the rocks, sand and the ocean surface.” (Source LA TIMES)
Images Source: LA TIMES
What Can You Do?
Sign the Petition to STOP OFFSHORE DRILLING IN CALIFORNIA – HERE
Sign the Nation Offshore Drill Petition – HERE
“For decades our coasts were protected from new offshore oil drilling. However, in 2008, President Bush and Congress lifted the federal moratorium on new offshore drilling making our nation’s ocean and coastlines vulnerable to the expansion of oil and gas development.
Even after the catastrophic effects of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and now, the recent spill in Santa Barbara, California, the federal government is planning to open up the Atlantic and Arctic Ocean to new offshore oil drilling in their next five-year drilling plan.
Please sign the petition and support our proactive efforts to urge the U.S. Government to restore a federal moratorium on new off-shore drilling sites, including reversing the recently passed legislation approving plans for new oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic and Arctic Ocean.”(Source Surfrider)
Thank you for supporting our beaches!