President Obama: Move beyond natural gas to clean energy
Last week, just 60 miles off the coast of Louisiana, a natural gas rig burned out-of-control for two days after the well blew-out.
The good news is that the 44 crew members were all safely evacuated. The bad news is that hundreds of gallons of natural gas leaked into the Gulf of Mexico -- putting marine life in danger and a huge amount of methane, a global warming pollutant, was emitted into the atmosphere.
Natural gas should not play a role in our country's energy future. Instead of fracking in our communities, on our public lands, and off our coasts, we need to double down on clean energy like wind and solar. Although it is too early to tell what kind of environmental damage this well blow-out and fire have caused, we already know the impact of fracking in communities across the country -- polluted air, poisoned water, and more climate pollution.
Send your message today. Tell President Obama that natural gas is another dirty, dangerous fossil fuel.
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