President Obama said that he was assured by the oil companies that they could contain something like the BP disaster in the Gulf when he suggested more offshore drilling. But they were lying. He also said that he sees off shore drilling as a stop gap/transition measure until we are up to speed with wind, solar and natural energy sources. Of course the opposition is trying to see to it that we never get up to speed but that is a whole 'nother rant.
I am taking the PLEDGE. I realize that BP's profits are enormous and that my weekly payments to the oil companies don't make a whole lot of difference. But I do think that many of us together do. I started boycotting Mobil after the Exxon Valdez fiasco so now will add BP into that can too.
The following companies are BP too.
If you want to take the Official Pledge so that your weekly gas money amount can be added to the total amount being sent to BP please go here. The Pledge is being sponsored by Democracy for America.