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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Drill Baby Drill bill


PLEASE watch this video, it's important!!!!!!!

A Warning To North Carolina (regarding the realities of fracking & offshore drilling). from Tinkham Town on Vimeo.

What a day. I started my morning watching this video my friend Molly Matlock sent me, my blood boiled, and I sent an email to the representatives in the NC House. I got one reply, and my blood boiled a little more. Let me share the one response I got:

tired of paying almost $4:00 for a gallon of gas when huge supplies lay waiting to be tapped right here in America. This would also create tens of thousands of jobs.

I'll withhold the name of the representative, I'm not going to get into a pissing match with these folks, because:

later today I got this email from Molly:

The NC House has suddenly restored my faith in humanity and our democratic process (some of it anyhow). They've killed the "Drill, Baby, Drill" bill.
Thank you you so much for the letters you wrote, the emails you sent, & the phone calls you made. Someone listened.
If you haven't seen our latest clip from our "Dispersed" footage , visit http://vimeo.com/28973949. As Jane Preyer for the Environmental Defense Fund notes, "this issue is likely to come up again;" however, we have bought time to learn more and educate others.
The email goes on, but folks in North Carolina, if you like your coast and you vacation there, you better wake up and write those emails to your representatives, we DO NOT want drilling on our coast or any other coast for that matter. There has got to be better alternatives to our dependence on oil. We are a smart nation, let's figure it out!!!!!!


2 comments:

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Fabulous you shared this.
Riveting video.
xx
j

Tracey Broome said...

Thanks Julie for your comment. This video is just a portion of a movie that is being made of the bigger picture of off shore drilling. We are going to end up with a very unpleasant place to live one of these days if we don't elect better representatives.