Business owners and citizens launched a torrent of calls to the offices of U.S. Senators yesterday in opposition to two budget resolution amendments scheduled for a vote later in the day. The resolutions offered by Senator Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana) promoted offshore drilling for oil not just in the Gulf, but also in the Atlantic.
Those calls worked.
The Senate Leadership realized that because of the bi-partisan opposition to the Cassidy amendments they would not be brought up for a vote.
Congratulations to all who responded to the call to contact their Senators.
Because of you the Atlantic Coast is safe for another day from the environmental and economic destruction of offshore drilling.