More Ways to Take Action

Sign Up for Email Action Alerts


Climate and Energy Initiatives

Join Our Social Networks

Congress: You Have Oil on Your Hands
The corporate control of our government—in particular, the influence of oil and gas money—has endangered our environment and the people who depend on it. The situation in the Gulf of Mexico is a tragic example of what can result from this corrupt political process.

We are collecting signatures and distributing them to each member of Congress to build public pressure on our elected officials to give their BP money—and all their oil and gas industry contributions—to the Gulf recovery effort.

Sign the petition below and work with us to eradicate dirty oil and gas industry influence from the halls of Congress.

“Congress: You Have Oil on Your Hands” Petition

The disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is the most egregious example of what happens when the cozy relationship between oil and gas lobbyists and Congress corrupts the legislative process.

All members of Congress who have taken oil and gas contributions should donate that money to recovery efforts in the Gulf and reject all future dirty oil cash.

Congress can take a stand today and send a clear message to those suffering along the Gulf coast that the relationship between Congress and industry lobbyists is coming to an end.

Copyright © 2017 Public Citizen. Some rights reserved. Non-commercial use of text and images in which Public Citizen holds the copyright is permitted, with attribution, under the terms and conditions of a Creative Commons License. This Web site is shared by Public Citizen Inc. and Public Citizen Foundation. Learn More about the distinction between these two components of Public Citizen.

Public Citizen, Inc. and Public Citizen Foundation


You can support the fight for greater government and corporate accountability through a donation to either Public Citizen, Inc., or Public Citizen Foundation, Inc.

Public Citizen lobbies Congress and federal agencies to advance Public Citizen’s mission of advancing government and corporate accountability. When you make a contribution to Public Citizen, you become a member of Public Citizen, showing your support and entitling you to benefits such as Public Citizen News. Contributions to Public Citizen are not tax-deductible.

Public Citizen Foundation focuses on research, public education, and litigation in support of our mission. By law, the Foundation can engage in only very limited lobbying. Contributions to Public Citizen Foundation are tax-deductible.