Jack Mosley, songwriter, entertainer and one of the best “TropRock” artists in America, has released his newest song, “Drill Baby Drill”, in response to the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. When thinking about ways in which he could help, Mosley decided to produce a video for “Drill Baby Drill”, showcasing the devastating effects that this man-made disaster continues to have on Gulf Coast communities, beaches, wildlife and ecosystems.
It is crucial that the pain and suffering of residents, the destruction of habitats and recreational beaches, and the mounting deaths of wildlife remain in the consciousness of today’s decision makers, media and general public.
“The mentality and hubris behind BP and all companies involved in this mess – drill at any cost – is unbelievable! They don’t care about us, the oyster beds, the fishermen and their families and the thousands of other ecosystems that are affected by their mistakes. It’s just the bottom line for them and they’re willing to take short-cuts to get that bottom line fatter. I grew up that area playing on those beaches – this goes back to my beginnings. That’s why I had to write this song.”
In keeping with his life-long convictions, Jack Mosley will be dedicating all proceeds from the sale of his new CD, “Heading South”, to the World Wildlife Fund, who have promised that 100% of donations will go directly to wildlife rehabilitation, without the imposition of administrative costs.
“This makes me sick to my stomach” Jack went on to say. “I have an engineering background and why they didn’t have a simple auto-shutoff system in place that kicks in immediately when the power to the rig is lost is beyond me! … It’s just common sense and good business but these guys don’t care! It’s all about the money – they don’t give a damn about us!”
To date, the Gulf oil well disaster has:
- Spilled 60,000 barrels, or 2.5 million gallons of oil, EACH DAY into the Gulf of Mexico – as of June 30th, 2010 equates to over 140 million gallons
- Killed 11 workers due to the explosion on the off-shore rig
- Killed hundreds of thousands of organisms – flora and fauna. This number will rise to the millions before this is over
- Created a new wave of unemployment – 16,000 unemployed in Louisiana alone – as a direct result of the spill which has shut down fishing, tourism and other businesses
These statistics are just the tip of the iceberg…
The Universal Life Church Monastery is proud to be involved in the effort to help Jack get the word out, by producing the video for “Drill Baby Drill” for the internet. We are honored to be a part of Jack Mosley’s vision and to do our part to help – by doing that which is right!