Last week, the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, located just 45 miles off the Louisiana coast. Each day, an environmental disaster continues to unfold as an estimated 210,000 barrels of oil are released into the Gulf waters.
Gulf Coast communities are facing the challenge of managing the immediate cleanup and recovery needs of area residents, businesses, wildlife and marine life.
As the Gulf Coast faces an environmental and economic tragedy of epic proportions, the Sierra Club is calling on our federal government to marshal all available resources to respond to and monitor marine and coastal impacts while ensuring adequate and effective cleanup efforts.
The spill is so huge that even with all the resources of the federal government more help is needed with the clean up efforts. Now is the time for all Americans to lend a hand!
Follow this link to sign up to volunteer: http://action.sierraclub.org/Oil_Spill_CleanUp
Thank you for caring about our nation's coasts and waters.
New Orleans, LA
P.S. We need all hands on deck to meet the challenges of this disaster. Please forward this email to your friends and ask them to volunteer.