45 Vigils and Rallies Call For A Crude Awakening – Call on Congress to Stand up to Big Oil

May 24, 2010 at 10:19 pm 1 comment

Cross-posted from EnergyActionCoalition.org

To mark the one-month anniversary of the BP drilling disaster, 45+ vigils and rallies took place around the country to call for a Crude Awakening. Oil has been gushing into the Gulf now for one month. With each day that passes, the impacts of our nation’s dirty energy policy becomes more pronounced, but politicians in Washington, DC continue to promote the Big Oil agenda.

Our community is responding – Candlelight vigils and ralles happened across Florida and in Grande Isle, LA, public theatre took place in San Antonio at the site of a recent oil refinery explosion, and young people across the state of South Carolina showed up at the door of Senator Graham’s office to demand he renew his leadership on climate and energy. Fed up with business as usual, and wanting to do something to help the Gulf, we are making our voices heard loud and clear.

Last week the Senate blocked a bill to make BP pay for the cleanup, and this week the “Dirty Air Act” is re-surfacing for consideration. Our Senators need to hear from us, and your voice can help push us in the right direction.

Floridians and allies demonstrate their support for real solutions!

Show your support by calling your Senators today to demand they respond to the BP drilling disaster by standing up to Big Oil.

The choices are very clear. Do we continue to allow dirty industry-driven policy to wreak havoc on our country, or do we take action that puts us on the path to a clean and just energy future? Let’s help answer that question ourselves by starting serious conversation with our elected officials today.

Supporters in Asheville, NC

Call your Senators to demand a permanent ban on offshore drilling and oppose the Dirty Air Act.

Candlelight vigils and rallies called for this Crude Awakening, but this doesn’t end withthe 1 month anniversary, the oil is still spilling and we are still acting. In a few days we’ll send you updates on how the events went, and start to lay out some next steps moving forward. We are getting ready to launch a campaign for this fall to build power for clean energy solutions from the ground up – we know that we are in this for the long haul, and we hope you’ll join us.


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  • 1. Mike, Conservation Voters  |  August 10, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    This was a great idea for a rally. These people are fighting the good fight to try to put an end to our dirty energy policies. I hope more events like this are put on and we can hopefully put an end to the use of traditionally dirty coal and our reliance on foreign oil. Our nation must look to renewables like wind and sun energy to make sure we have a cleaner and brighter future!


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