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Watch: Ad Urges Obama to Reinstate Offshore Drilling Moratorium


Here's a frightening graphic for you. In related news, Arnold Schwarzenegger reversed his support of offshore drilling.

Turtle  Said Arnold: “You turn on the television and see this enormous disaster, you say to yourself, ‘Why would we want to take on that kind of risk?’” 

Dead turtles and other sea life has begun to come ashore in Mississippi:

"All along this strip, and the 26 miles of beaches to which it connects, people have been reporting similar mysterious sightings over the past couple of days. This morning eight sea turtles were found dead in Pass Christian, in addition to nine yesterday, bringing the total number of dead turtle sightings in the wider area to at least 31."

It's not known whether this is related to the oil spill, but the animals are being tested.

Watch MoveOn's ad urging Obama to reinstate a moratorium offshore drilling, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Given that banning offshore drilling will do nothing to reduce America's oil consumption, all it actually achieves in practice is exporting the inevitable environment nightmare to some other country.

    We're the ones who're addicted to the damned stuff - exactly whose beaches do we think _should_ be covered with it?

    Posted by: Bryan Harrison | May 3, 2010 9:34:38 PM

  2. Wonder if Sarah Palin or John McCain might to have a look-see themselves. You know. To show they care.

    Posted by: Latebrosus | May 3, 2010 10:22:05 PM

  3. It's really too bad America has no alternative to the car. From coast to coast and border to border, one must use a car. A few larger cities have rail systems, but for most Americans it's the car. And no one really wants to change their life style. They want an Electric/Atomic/Hydro/Hamster Car. At all costs don't make Americans change how they live, change the car! Behold the dependence on domestic oil. We have no fear of the Arabs any longer.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | May 3, 2010 11:22:58 PM

  4. Wow! Arnie had to "see" it to realize this?

    No foresight, huh?

    Posted by: NYSmike | May 3, 2010 11:57:40 PM

  5. spill, baby, spill!

    Posted by: nic | May 4, 2010 1:33:35 AM

  6. Apparently the Obama administration new this was going to happen last fall...shades of W and katrina:

    Posted by: woodroad34d | May 4, 2010 2:02:37 AM

  7. I concur with Bryan. The reason Americans and Californians do not want drilling off our shore has 100% to do with NIMBY and 0% to do with protecting the environment. Let Nigeria, Venezuela, and the Persain Gulf do the drilling, we will do the consuming. Why are we denying ourselves well-paid jobs in this recession? I whole-heartedly agree that if we open our shores to drilling, we need to increase investment at the same time for green energy. But while we are improving more efficient forms of energy, let's take advantage of our own oil.

    Posted by: Jon | May 4, 2010 2:12:02 AM

  8. I can't say I'm a fan of offshore drilling -- hell, here in Louisiana, a sizable chunk of our state's revenue comes from fees levied on the oil industry. However, I can say that oil didn't kill those turtles:

    Posted by: Richard | May 4, 2010 7:23:06 AM

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