Did you know that there’s a $75 million cap on an oil company’s liability in the event of an oil spill?
This is just one of the many aspects of our failed oil drilling policies that has come to light in the wake of the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. And while President Obama has worked to make sure BP pays 100% of the cleanup and restitution costs associated with the disaster, it’s critical we lift this cap so that future spills won’t have this protection.
The cap was put in place twenty years ago, right after the Exxon Valdez spill. And for two decades, the oil industry has been able to take risks knowing that at worst they’d have to pay off $75 million — small change for a multi billion dollar industry.
So we’re calling on the Senate to do away with the cap on damages — to join us, and call on your Senators to take this action — click the link below, or paste it into your browser: https://www.environmental-action.org/lift-the-cap2?id4=ES
Once you take action, please take the next step and ask your friends and family to take part by forwarding them this email. And thanks for your work.
Environmental Action Organizer
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