Oil Drilling is Dirty.
- When you drill, you spill. Even if a major spill is averted, the process of offshore drilling itself releases toxic and radioactive waste, along with other forms of serious pollution, and these add up to big problems for our waters our fisheries and our wildlife. The current plan does not evaluate the impacts of this toxic pollution on our reefs, our fisheries, or on other marine life like whales and dolphins.
- The oil industry has a history of accidents and spills. A single major accident could destroy Bahamians’ traditional way of life forever. We have too much to lose. As an island nation, if we lose the health of our waters, we lose our identity.
- Spilled oil causes long-term problems for the environment and persists for decades. 10 years after the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Disaster, wildlife and coastal communities are still feeling the negative effects of it.