Saturday, June 5, 2010
As BP Disaster Spreads, Sierra Club Launches 'Beyond Oil' Campaign
Posted by Bob Sommer
June 4, 2010
Contact: Kristina Johnson
Venice, La.- Today, the Sierra Club launched a new campaign urging President Obama to respond the BP oil disaster in the Gulf with a bold plan to end America's dependence on oil in the next twenty years. The Sierra Club's "Beyond Oil" campaign will include rallies and events around the nation, paid ads, a new website, a short documentary and videos. The organization will be mobilizing its 1.3 million members and supporters, and conducting robust outreach to concerned Americans everywhere.
Sierra Club's Executive Director Michael Brune was in the Gulf this week touring the disaster site for the second time. After seeing oiled birds and struggling dolphins, Brune issued a call to action for all Americans who feel helpless in the face of the disaster and want to make sure it never happens again.
You can watch a video of Brune in the Gulf here: http://www.beyondoil.org/