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Published:July 28th, 2006 06:47 EST
Don't Drill our Beaches

Don't Drill our Beaches

By SOP newswire

Senate Legislation Lifts Longstanding Moratorium The U.S. Senate will vote Monday on S 3711, a bill to open eight million acres off of Florida's west coast to offshore drilling. S 3711 threatens the longstanding tradition of protection for America's coastal-dependent economies and most valued coastlines.

Please let your Senators know today that you do not support offshore drilling. Precious and Fragile Our coasts and marine waters offer sanctuary to birds, fish, and wildlife and represent a critical part of America's "sea to shining sea" natural heritage. They are the economic lifeblood for thousands of tourism and fishing communities, providing billions of dollars of economic activity and millions of jobs. Vastly expanding oil and gas drilling would threaten our beaches and coastal habitat.

From 1990-1999, 1.8 million gallons of oil were spilled from offshore drilling platforms and pipelines in U.S. waters -- an average of almost 500 gallons a day. Urge your Senators to vote NO on opening our precious coasts to drilling!

Thank you for your continued dedication to protecting our environment and keeping America's birds and wildlife safe for future generations.

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