Join me in sending a Thank You message to Congressmen Bobby Scott, Jim Moran and Gerry Connolly for voicing their “Seismic” opposition to Atlantic offshore drilling.
These courageous leaders recently wrote Secretary Salazar urging a stop to proposed seismic studies in the Atlantic. As we all know, these seismic studies are not only dangerous to fish and marine life but are also a first step to the risky offshore drilling we don’t want in the first place.
While it remains unfathomable how anyone would choose to risk destroying the precious Virginia treasures that are our healthy ocean waters and Chesapeake Bay and our miles of clean, pearly-white beaches, too many still do. Unfortunately too many of our Virginia elected officials stand in denial of the tremendous risks involved with offshore drilling, despite the disaster in the Gulf and the numerous oil spills since that fateful April 2010 date. This is all the more reason we need to thank our champions of our treasured Virginia coast.