- 07 December 2010 | Environment
The US President Barack Obama has announced that the country will be banning new offshore oil drilling in the next seven years.
It is great news for Mother Nature, world citizens and for the surfing community. More than 20.000 surfers have sent letters and messages to Obama, through Surfrider Foundation, asking for the reinstatement of the executive moratorium on offshore drilling.
The local communities of the Gulf of Mexico are still struggling to recover from the environmental tragedy. In the future, surfers will support the complete ban of offshore drilling as the world's drive leads to clean and renewable energy.