Sunday, May 5, 2019

Why Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling Is A Bad Idea

You may not be aware, but I was originally an attorney for the
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency in the very early days of
its existence. Due to this, I’ve never lost my concern for protecting
our environment, so I’d like to share this with you about offshore
drilling for oil and gas.

Since I live in Virginia Beach Virginia, people here have great
concerns about the Trump Administration wanting to open the entire
Atlantic Coast to oil and gas drilling. There are a number of reasons
why offshore drilling is harmful to the environment. Here’s the top
five that were listed by the Defenders of the Wildlife:

1.The oil companies are looking to do seismic testing, which wreaks
havoc on marine wildlife, especially marine mammals. The blasting
also kills fish eggs and larvae. As a matter of fact, the catch rates
after blasting events in areas where people fish for cod, haddock and
herring declined by 40 to 80 percent. The blast sound waves happen
every 10 seconds for months at a time and can actually travel 2,500

2.There’s no guarantee that there won’t be another massive oil spill
like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon catastrophe which included:
     a.The death of 27,000 to 65,00 critically endangered Kemp’s Ridley
sea turtles.
     b.12 percent of brown pelicans and 32 percent of laughing gulls

3.Continuing to burn the oil and gas that they will pump will
increase the impact of climate change which will intensify coastal

4.Oil spills can damage the local economies that are built on
healthy wildlife habitat and sustainable fisheries

5.People on the East Coast don’t want drilling since 144 East Coast
municipalities and more than 1,200 elected officials including the
Governors of Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, North Carolina, South
Carolina and Virginia are formally opposed to drilling and blasting.

So…my view we all need to oppose blasting and drilling on the
Atlantic Coast. Its just not worth it.

                     A Crazy Video About Monsanto
The EPA has just released a report saying glyphosate, which is the
key ingredient in Monsanto’s Round-Up, is perfectly safe. This is while
2 jury trials found Monsanto guilty of injuring the plaintiffs in the law
suits and awarded the plaintiffs millions of dollars.

So here’s a video of a Monsanto representative saying drinking glyphosate
in Round-Up is harmless – watch the video to see what happens next?

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