Robert Redford appeals to President Barack Obama. #oilspill

Via Waylon Lewis
on May 20, 2010
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God help us—the tragedy of BP’s Oil Spill (that’s killing 19% of the US’s fish, and 50% of the planet’s tuna breeding grounds) is a chance to change the course of our country, and wake up to clean, renewable energy independence.

Please, President Obama: let’s not blow it the way we blew 9/11.

Robert Redford, via I Count for my Earth:


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


One Response to “Robert Redford appeals to President Barack Obama. #oilspill”

  1. norris hall says:

    The next time an oil or nuclear energy executive tells you that modern technology has made things much safer nowadays, ask him if modern technology can overcome

    1. human error
    2. poor decision making
    3. equipment failure

    According to the chief engineer on the Deep Water Horizon all three factors played a part in causing the disaster.

    SAFE TECHNOLOGY will not save us from disaster. If your seat belt isn't working properly or you fail to wear your motorcycle helmet, you are courting disaster.

    There are so many less enviornmentally damaging , cleaner and safer forms of energy like wind and solar that we need to turn our attention to.
    There are a lot faster and easier ways to reduce our dependence on oil like conservation and improving fuel efficiency.
    Punching a hole in the bottom of the ocean to suck up oil that has been trapped for millions of years under a protective bedrock is dangerous to man and our environment.

    If we want energy independence for the next 1000 years we need to choose a energy source that is

    1. cheap
    2. abundant
    3. environmentally safe and clean
    4. universally available to everyone

    Drilling at the bottom of the sea does not meet a single one of these criteria