Xena Lucy Lawless is urging people to sign a petition to fight deep sea oil drilling off the coast of New Zealand, her native land.
The petition already has 100,000 signatures. Though more could never hurt.
"I'd urge anyone who wants to protect our coasts from an even worse oil spill than that which we saw in Tauranga, to sign this petition. By doing so, they'll also be doing something positive about the climate crisis that this planet is facing."
A climate scientist chimed in, saying:
"Opening up the final, extreme frontiers of the oil industry, whether they are in New Zealand or the Arctic, is only going to make global warming worse now and in the future.
Decisions we make today will determine the severity of climate change that our children and grandchildren will have to deal with. I urge all New Zealanders who care about the future of humanity on this planet to sign this petition."
A campaigner for Greenpeace Climate Change said:
"Given that international oil giants like Shell, Andarko and Petrobras are planning to drill in New Zealand waters at depths even greater than the 1500 meters the Deepwater Horizon was operating in, the risk of a catastrophic spill happening here is very real."
The last thing we need is another gulf coast style oil spill.
Click HERE if you'd like to sign the petition.
[Image via Nikki Nelson/WENN.]
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