This story makes me sick... and it will make us ALL sick if we don't DO something about it immediately. I guess this is what happens when you put corporate executives in charge of the EPA...
Go to the link below and sign the petition!
Thanks to overwhelming support from people like you and supporters of our sister organizations around the Great Lakes, BP executives are going to get a big surprise with their morning coffee and newspaper very soon.
Our fundraiser to place a full-page in BP North America's hometown paper, the Chicago Tribune, is off to a great start. Hundreds of you have dug deep to support this plan to send a loud and clear message that BP must stop their plans to increase toxic dumping in Lake Michigan, and we're well on our way to getting the ad placed in the Tribune.
If you haven't yet donated to this effort - or are feeling generous and would like to donate again - please click the link below or copy and paste it into your web browser:
Along with the over 37,000 petition signatures we've collected opposing BP, our staff's appearances on print and electronic media, and our work with local and federal government officials, this full-page ad is part of the campaign we've undertaken to stop BP's plans for increased toxic dumping in Lake Michigan that we're calling Beyond Preposterous. Because that's what this whole fiasco is.
It is beyond preposterous that the fourth largest corporation in the world, that claims to be the most environmentally responsible firm in its field, thinks it can get away with dumping more ammonia and "suspended solids" - or whatever BP spin doctors feel like calling the toxic mercury, selenium, and heavy metal-laden discharge they want to dump into a waterway that millions of people drink from everyday.
They're not going to get away with it, and you can be a part of stopping BP today.
Your donation of $25, $35, $50, $100, or even $1000 or more will make sure that our message to BP arrives on the front step of their corporate headquarters very soon.
Wisconsin Environment Director
P.S. Thanks again for your support. Please feel free to share this e-mail with your family and friends.