At a time when earth is literally crying out in need of man to stop its devastating impacts to our land, water and air, President Obama has announced plans to open the eastern seaboard to offshore oil and gas development.
Despite clear evidence that alternative energy sources are far more promising, Republican leaders and ‘blue-dog’ Democrats have been pushing in recent years to begin drilling. It seems the oil and gas lobby sees no land or water they feel should be free of their tyrannical reign on this earth.
The Atlantic coast is filled with a myriad of endangered species, including the north Atlantic right whale. The coastline is a sport fishing mecca, as well as a vacation destination for millions of people looking to escape the heat. One spill could have devastating impacts to this ecologically rich and economically important part of our country. Perhaps more importantly, why we would risk so much once again for oil? If our country is to truly move forward with alternative energy, we must begin to tell Big Oil: NO!
Bold Visions Conservation has spent the past two years working with conservation groups in North Carolina to stop oil and gas development and pursuing the idea of creating a large Marine Sanctuary off the coast. We have held a series of meetings in North Carolina and have looked for a meaningful way to get the message to a far larger audience.
In June, Executive Director Stephen Capra will join a group of conservationists sailing from the southern tip of Florida to North Carolina, with the goal of creating an important documentary of the people on the coast, the waters at stake and why offshore drilling has no place on America’s east coast. Our journey will trace the very same waters where development would occur, and will show you the beauty and power of a Wild Atlantic!
Our goal is to meet and inform citizens who are unaccustomed to oil and gas development in their precious waters, to inform them of the dangers of offshore drilling and why as a nation we must finally move beyond oil.
This film will tell the stories of people that live on the coast, who have made it part of their life, along with those that are completely dependent on it for their way of life. It is their story, intermixed with the beauty and majesty of the ocean that we hope will make it clear why drilling must never occur in the Wild Atlantic.
You can help us to make this film a reality!
Help us raise $6000 to produce a film that tells a story of life and the threat now facing those who call the coast home.
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