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

Track the Drill Ship

The Stena IceMax is scheduled to begin its voyage to The Bahamas on November 26th and is anticipated to arrive in The Bahamas by early December. Keep updated on it’s latest track. Help us protect our homes and livelihoods by signing the petition.

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 Jan 30, 2020 Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) announced a plan to drill by April 2020. The project timeline has been impacted by coronavirus and The Bahamian government has granted BPC an extension on their current drill licenses. They now have until mid-April 2021 to begin drilling.

The estimated drill date is now expected to be before Christmas 2020.

Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) has five licenses for offshore oil exploration covering approximately 4 million acres in waters around The Bahamas. Quick action is required to protect The Bahamas from a new offshore drilling industry.

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 Petition

Join us in convincing the Prime Minister of The Bahamas to cancel all existing oil drilling licenses.

We are at a pivotal point in Bahamian history. The Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) has announced its intention to begin offshore oil drilling in our pristine waters in a matter of months. Prime Minister Hubert Minnis has one last chance to protect our nation’s economy and precious natural resources from the devastating ravages of oil pollution before it is too late.

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.

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 Plastic Movement
  • Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF)
  • Bell Island
  • Bimini Biological Field Station Foundation
  • Bimini Scuba Center
  • Bon Vivants
  • 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
  • Pineapple Fields
  • Precision Bookkeeping and Financial Services
  • Pupstar Entertainment
  • Sandbar Bar and Grill
  • Science and Perspective
  • 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
  • Bargny Coast Watekeeper
  • BirdsCaribbean
  • Blue Marine Foundation
  • Bonefish & Tarpon Trust
  • Cahaba Riverkeeper
  • Center for Biological Diversity
  • Cetacea Project
  • Cities of Love
  • Code Blue Foundation
  • Council for Canada
  • Crystal Coast Waterkeeper/Coastal Carolina Riverwatch
  • Dangwala Fulani Multipurpose Cooperative
  • Earthjustice
  • EarthSense Foundation
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Focused on Nature
  • Friends of the Earth-US
  • Gallifrey Foundation
  • Green Zhejiang, China
  • GreenLatinos
  • 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
  • Lufinha Lda
  • Mangrove Action Project
  • Marine Conservation Institute
  • Milwaukee Riverkeeper
  • Mission Blue
  • MPW
  • Ocean Conservation Research
  • Ocean Elders
  • Oceana
  • Oceanic Global
  • Pashur River Waterkeeper Bangladesh
  • Planetari
  • Potomac Riverkeeper
  • Quad Cities Waterkeeper INC.
  • Save The Sound
  • Sealegacy
  • Seneca Lake Guardian
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Surfrider Foundation
  • The Futuremax Institute
  • The Surfrider Foundation
  • The ThinkHer Project
  • 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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