by Liz Kazal
Less than 24 hours ago, Shell oil reported an oil sheen in the Gulf about 56 miles south of Louisiana. The sheen is about 10 miles long and 1 mile wide, reports CNN money. Just shy of the two-year anniversary of the BP oil spill, when are we going to say enough is enough?
And in true corporate America fashion, no one is stepping up to take ownership for the spill. We cannot let this continue. We must stand with the Gulf and with its residents! We can no longer sit back and let oil companies continue to degrade and pollute our Gulf's waters. After numerous accidents and disasters, its time we stand up to Big Polluters and protect our precious natural resources.
Now more than ever, it is vital that we stand together with one voice and tell big oil and our elected leaders “I Stand With the Gulf!” This election year, we will no longer accept empty promises or polluter handouts at the expense of the voters. We will be voting on the issues, and we will vote with the climate.
We are standing with our coastal residents, we are cleaning up the dirty south, and we are taking back our future. We are southern youth and we are here to fight for the environment!
So join youth from across the southeast this April 20th and Southern Energy Network to remember the Gulf Oil Spill, but also to say, “We will not take this anymore!” Host a black out action on campus, wear black, black out your Facebook, but most importantly stand with the Gulf.