According to Rush Limbaugh, the Sierra Club and other "greeniacs" forced BP to drill far offshore. We can't let Rush Limbaugh or anyone else distract us from the truth. BP is to blame for the disaster playing out before us, and BP must pay.
For eighteen years I've had the privilege of serving as the Sierra Club's director. Today, I step aside for a new role, as Chairman, with Michael Brune, formerly of Rain Forest Action Network, replacing me.
The BP oil disaster should be a turning point in our energy policy here in the U.S. We should not keep relying on dirty energy sources. We have available technologies which would allow us to get off oil. It's time to make the switch.
While Los Angeles and Dehli have announced their intentions to become coal-free cities, the Bay Area-based Pacific General and Electric company still apparently gets eight percent of its juice from coal.