Today we see the impact of inaction on the part of our political leaders to have the courage and vision to end offshore oil drilling in U.S. waters. As I recall, we voted for change in 2008. The kind of change that invests in the future and not in the destruction of the planet that has been happening around the world. We can't go back in time and make the oil companies and politicians do what they should have done in the first place to avert the ever-worsening Gulf oil spill disaster. But this catastrophe may finally ignite an all-out war against fossil fuels and other energy sources that poison our air, land and sea.
We know the health of the planet is tied directly to human health. And yet we continue to compromise this connection. The promise of clean energy made by the Obama administration at the outset of the campaign was hopeful and inspiring. But as usual in Washington, the powerful lobbyists with money and influence have neutralized a very real chance at change and polluted the goodwill and support for a new beginning on green energy initiatives.