Another Gulf Fire—Another Reason to Demand Safety
"For the second time in less than six months, we're reminded that off-shore energy extraction can have tragic consequences for people, our economy and our environment. It's a painful confirmation that off-shore drilling demands extensive and verified safety precautions.
Together with the memory of oil spewing from a mile blow the Gulf, this latest mishap reaffirms that America must no longer rely on inflated emergency plans and trumped-up industry assurances to save us from the peril of drilling disasters.
"We need our waters, our coasts, our wildlife and our futures protected--that requires safety measures that are thoroughly tested and ready to go. America's fossil fuel addiction brings serious risks and the potential for devastating consequences. This latest incident is a grim reminder that offshore drilling must be made safer. Congress should immediately pass legislation to improve drilling safety and set us on a path to a cleaner, safer energy future."