Obama Pressured to Halt Offshore Drilling as Oil Spill Hits
Urgent citizen cleanup effort launched in Louisiana
As oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill moves onto the Louisiana shoreline today, pressure is building against President Obama’s plan to expand oil drilling off the shores of America.
USA Today was blunt in its lead headline: "Should oil spill end Obama’s offshore oil drilling plan?"
Meanwhile, a local citizens action group, Gulf Restoration Network, was on the scene in Louisiana reporting on the sights, smell and damage already occurring along environmentally sensitive shorelines. The group is organizing an outpouring of volunteers offering to help clean up the oil.
From 2006–2014, Terry was managing editor for Earthjustice's blog, online monthly newsletter and print Earthjustice Quarterly Magazine.