LEARN FROM THE PAST Oil Drilling Is Not A Good Decision SIGN THE PETITION All of the risk,
None of the reward
PROTECT OUR FUTURE Protect our heritage
Protect our home
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THE BEAUTY OF OUR SHORES Is Critical To Our Survival SIGN THE PETITION

Oil Drilling Makes Us Vulnerable. Learn How.

A Recipe for Economic Disaster

A Recipe for Economic Disaster

Our nation relies on the ocean for its survival. Drilling threatens the livelihood of the vast majority of Bahamians, and proceeds will be exported out of the country.

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BPC Breaks Promises

BPC Breaks Promises

The company hasn’t paid what it owes to The Bahamas. What guarantees do we have they will pay in the future?

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Oil Drilling Is Dirty

Oil Drilling Is Dirty

When you drill, you spill – major spills aside, the process of offshore drilling itself releases toxic and radioactive waste, along with other forms of serious pollution.

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Oil is Not Sustainable

Oil is Not Sustainable

Facing more intense Hurricanes due to climate change, we cannot afford the dangers posed by an oil rig in our waters.

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Our nation relies on the ocean for its survival. Our Islands, Our Future exists to unite Bahamians who are passionate about protecting their heritage, their livelihood and their homes.
About the BPC Deal

On February 8th 2021, BPC announced that after 48 days of drilling in the beautiful waters of the Bahamas, they did not find commercially viable quantities of oil. They have not given up and neither will we. They are exploring ways to monetize the rest of their leases in the Bahamas. We are pushing for a permanent ban on offshore oil drilling in Bahamian waters.

Please support us by signing the petition.

Our Petition

Join us in convincing the Prime Minister of The Bahamas to cancel all existing oil drilling licenses and permanently ban oil drilling in our waters.

The fight continues. The Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) has announced that after 48 days of drilling in Bahamian waters, they did not find commercial quantities of oil. This further proves oil drilling is not worth the risk to our Tourism and Fisheries economies.

We ask you to join us in this urgent petition asking the Prime Minister to cancel all existing oil exploration licenses, reject all proposed renewals and impose a permanent ban on fossil fuel exploration anywhere within our maritime borders.

Preserve OUR ISLANDS, Protect OUR FUTURE
The environment is where we all meet; where we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.- Lady Bird Johnson
Join with the Earth and each other, to bring new life to the land, to restore the waters, to refresh the air, to renew the forests, to care for the plants, to protect the creatures, to celebrate the seas, to rejoice in the sunlight, to sing the song of the stars, to recall our destiny, to renew our spirits, to reinvigorate our bodies, to recreate the human community, to promote justice and peace, to love our children and love one another, to join together as many and diverse expressions of one loving mystery, for the healing of the Earth and the renewal of all life.- Martin Luther King Jr.
The earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations.- Pope John Paul II

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Our Islands, Our Future

The Bahamas is a chain of islands heavily dependent on the ocean. Anything that threatens our shores, threatens our livelihood. “Our Islands, Our Future” is a group of passionate Bahamians whose mission is to protect Bahamian waters from all current and future threats.

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Local Supporters

  • Andros Island Bonefish Club
  • Andros Outdoor Adventures
  • Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation (BMMRO)
  • Bahamas National Trust (BNT)
  • Bahamas Plastic Movement
  • Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF)
  • Bell Island
  • Bimini Biological Field Station Foundation
  • Bimini Scuba Center
  • Bon Vivants
  • Cape Eleuthera Island School
  • Cat Island Conservation Institute
  • ConchSaladTV
  • Culture Community
  • Dolphin House Museum
  • East St. Holdings Ltd
  • Friends of the Environment
  • GB Envirobins
  • Go Green Moms
  • Grand Bahama Kayak Tours
  • IDEA Relief
  • Kn Music production
  • Lens By Liyah
  • Long Island Boat Rentals
  • Moore Bahamas Foundation
  • National Fisheries Association of The Bahamas
  • Nautical Marine Services
  • Ocean Crest Alliance
  • OSA Enterprises Ltd.
  • Paradise Cove Beach Resort
  • People of the Water
  • Pinneapple Fields
  • Precision Bookkeeping and Financial Services
  • Pupstar Entertainment
  • reEarth
  • Sandbar Bar and Grill
  • Save The Bays
  • Science and Perspective
  • Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas
  • The Potting Shed
  • Tippy’s Restaurant, Bar and Grill
  • Tres E Carpentry
  • Waterkeepers Bahamas
  • Youngs Fine Wine

Global Supporters

  • Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research
  • Altamaha Coastkeeper
  • Älvräddarnas Samorganisation
  • Apalachicola Riverkeeper
  • Assateague Coastal Trust/Assateague COASTKEEPER
  • Azul
  • Bargny Coast Watekeeper
  • BirdsCaribbean
  • Blue Marine Foundation
  • Bonefish & Tarpon Trust
  • Cahaba Riverkeeper
  • Cape Fear River Watch
  • Center for Biological Diversity
  • CESTA FOE
  • Cetacea Project
  • Cities of Love
  • Code Blue Foundation
  • Council for Canada
  • Crystal Coast Waterkeeper/Coastal Carolina Riverwatch
  • Dangwala Fulani Multipurpose Cooperative
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Earthjustice
  • EarthSense Foundation
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Focused on Nature
  • Founding Fish Alliance
  • Friends of the Earth-US
  • Gallifrey Foundation
  • Global Wildlife Conservation
  • Green Zhejiang, China
  • GreenLatinos
  • Group for the East End
  • Hands Across the Sand
  • Haw River Assembly
  • Hispanic Access Foundation
  • Indigenous Environmental Network
  • Inland Ocean Coalition
  • International Game Fish Association
  • International Marine Mammal Project of Earth Island Institute
  • Keep the Ocean Clean
  • Kissimmee Waterkeeper
  • Lakeworth WaterKeeper
  • Lufinha Lda
  • Mangrove Action Project
  • Marine Conservation Institute
  • Milwaukee Riverkeeper
  • Mission Blue
  • Mother Ocean Blue
  • MPW
  • North Carolina Coastal Federation
  • Ocean Conservation Research
  • Ocean Elders
  • Oceana
  • Oceanic Global
  • Oil Change International
  • Pashur River Waterkeeper Bangladesh
  • Planetari
  • Potomac Riverkeeper
  • Quad Cities Waterkeeper INC.
  • QuickFrame Inc
  • Save The Sound
  • Sealegacy
  • Seneca Lake Guardian
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Stand.earth
  • Soul Fly Outfitters
  • Surfrider Foundation
  • The Futuremax Institute
  • The Surfrider Foundation
  • The ThinkHer Project
  • Torii Labs, Inc
  • Toro River Waterkeeper
  • Tow Jamm Marine
  • Vibrant Oceans Initiative
  • Waterkeeper Alliance
  • Waterkeepers Chesapeake
  • White Oak-New Riverkeeper Alliance
  • Wild Dolphin Project
  • Wild Oceans
  • Young Leaders Organization
As an island nation, many Bahamian businesses and organizations depend heavily on the ocean around us. If oil were to spill in our waters, we all will be impacted directly or indirectly. We invite you and organization to join in the fight against oil drilling in our waters!

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