Help Restore the Gulf!

One year later…

The oil is still here and continues to impact our coast and communities while further eroding the Gulf’s already suffering natural storm protection of wetlands and barrier islands. Over 1,000 miles of coast have been oiled, increasing the football field of coastal wetlands we lose every 45 minutes.

Recent, troubling news has come in the form of two hundred dead dolphins washing up in the BP impact zone, and new oil spills reminding us we have yet to learn the lessons of the BP disaster, despite the fact that drilling has resumed off-shore.

We need action from Washington: Recommendations of a number of different commissions and reports have been ignored by Congress, which has failed to pass a single piece of legislation to help restore the Gulf or make off-shore drilling safer and more accountable to coastal communities.

Please consider engaging in this effort with us and remind the nation that more must be done to restore and protect the Gulf.

Here’s what you can do to help:

1) On April 20th, change your Facebook and Twitter image to the PeliCAN design shown here and link to http://BPdrillingdisaster.org. At that site, people will be able to add the image to their profiles, as well as add their voice to the call for Gulf recovery. Sample text: “1 year ago the worst oil disaster in U.S. history began. BP’s oil is still here! Help restore the Gulf at http://BPdrillingdisaster.org”

2) Between now and April 20th “Like” Gulf Restoration Network on Facebook, follow them on Twitter and tell all your friends you did. Sample text: “As the 1 year memorial of the BP disaster approaches, these guys never let up @HealthyGulf (or http://BPdrillingdisaster.org)”

3) Watch and share the new episodes of “Gulf Tides: Monitoring the BP drilling disaster,” available at http://youtube.com/healthygulf1. A new video will be available April 18th, featuring the environmental impacts of the BP disaster and authentic voices from the Gulf Coast. The series is narrated by Tim Robbins. Sample text: “Watch what’s happening in the Gulf a year after BP’s drilling disaster began at http://youtube.com/healthygulf1”

Thanks everyone! Together we can restore and protect the Gulf!

Filed in: Press Room • Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Comments

By Rebecca Gojkovich on April 16th, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Thank you, Scott, for keeping us aware and informed on a very important issue.

Keep up the good work.

John and Becky

 

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Scott Fujita

Scott Fujita was born in Ventura, California on April 28, 1979. He was a three-sport standout at Rio Mesa High School in Oxnard, CA before heading to the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated with Honors in Political Science and earned a Masters degree in Education.

Fujita has played in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints and Cleveland Browns. Read more