Planning for Peak Oil: Learning from the Gulf spill

Deepwater Horizon Anniversary Coming in April: Time for the US to Acknowledge Peak Oil and Plan Accordingly.



Credits: (left) Save Our Gulf BP Oil Flood Protest, New Orleans, photo by flickr/Infrogmation (cc); (right) The Discoverer Enterprise and the Q4000 work around the clock burning undesirable gases from the still uncapped Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf of Mexico/102nd Public Affairs Deachment, photo by Spc. Casey Ware via flickr/DVIDSHUB


To move America towards an energy transition to prepare for peak oil and climate change, we need to break our economy's dependence on oil.

And to do that, more Americans need to be aware of the problems of relying on a resource that is rapidly depleting and will become more expensive, more dangerous and dirtier to produce in the future.

What better spokesperson for peak oil than President Obama? And what better chance to be frank with the American people about what peak oil means to our way of life and our future than the first anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster on April 20 of this year?

So, working together with ASPO-USA, the Post Carbon Institute and Transition US, Transition Voice has started a petition addressed to the president and Secretary of Energy Chu. The petition asks nothing less than for President Obama to mark the anniversary of the worst environmental disaster in US history with a major speech to the American people on oil and energy. And in that speech, we're urging the president to acknowledge that the world has reached peak oil and to call on the American people to join him in an all-out effort, comparable to what America did to put a man on the moon in the 1960s, to promote clean energy and conservation to reduce America's dependence on oil by 50% in ten years.

We're just getting started and we're hoping to get 10,000 signatures by mid-April.

Please sign the petition now:

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