Within days, our government may settle with British Petroleum over the 2010 Spillageddon in the Gulf of Mexico, so Public Citizen helps you tell President Obama to make sure BP fixes everything they broke. After all, the Spillageddon killed 11 workers and seriously injured 16 others, while also costing some $40 billion in economic losses to the Gulf Coast states. That's before we get to the billions of dollars in health care problems people are suffering because of the disaster, or the death of thousands of birds, sea turtles, and various marine mammals (not to mention their habitats). Mr. Obama pledged that he would hold BP accountable for what they did in the Gulf. I'd hate to think that'd become another promise he's broken, but we can help him keep his promise -- we can let him know we're watching, and we're going to hold him accountable.
Meanwhile, the oil and gas industry will hold yet another convention in Philadelphia on September 20 this year. You'd think they would have learned from last year's convention, when some two thousand protestors descended upon them, helping delay Mr. Corbett's treasured fracking giveaway by a few months and helping spur one local state Senator to slip a fracking moratorium in the Philly suburbs into a budget bill. But apparently they haven't, so Food and Water Watch helps you join "Shale Gas Outrage 2012," another massive anti-fracking demonstration in Philadelphia. Good citizens will be gathering at Broad and Arch at noon on September 20, which is a Thursday, so you'll want to make the appropriate arrangements with your job. Please show up -- this is our future drinking water at stake here.