February 27. Our latest newspaper ad, in which we challenge any elected official in Belize who supports offshore drilling to the #OilTubChallenge to raise money for charity. Some thoughts: 1. We know our government is broke and needs money. And we’re not crazy, environmental zealots. We know we need energy to keep the beer cold and cook food. But, overnight tourism is the only sustainable industry in this country and we cannot jeopardize it. 2. Remember when oil was found in Belize in a few years back? And they told us how it was going to change our country? And how our fuel and electricity would be super cheap? And how we would have new roads and bridges and schools? Today, Moody’s warns (http://goo.gl/NUmftT) that Belize may run out of oil by 2017. And we’re still waiting on those roads and bridges and schools. 2. Ixtoc 1. Look it up. It’s the 2nd largest oil spill in history. It happened in an offshore drilling accident in Mexico in 1979. For 10 months, 130 million gallons of oil spilled into the ocean. a. The oil well was being drilled in 160’ of water. You know where we have those ocean depths in Belize? Just on the other side of the reef. b. We can’t even keep our airport open. We can’t even keep the electricity on and the internet up without interuption. Do you think we have the expertise, the resources, and the technology to monitor offshore drilling thousands of feet below the ocean floor? No chance. c. The Mexican oil company (PEMEX) claimed to have spent US$100 million “cleaning” the spill. Can you imagine any company in Belize spending US$100 million on anything, let alone to clean up a mess they created? No chance. 3. You know how they would get oil from an offshore rig in Belize to the mainland? By ship. You know what the Exxon Valdez crashed into? A reef. 4. You can say alot about us Belizeans. Stupid is not one of those things. 5. Please share this message far and wide, not because we’re trying to market our business but because we’re trying to save our country and we need everyone’s help.

February 27. Our latest newspaper ad, in which we challenge any elected official in Belize who supports offshore drilling to the #OilTubChallenge to raise money for charity. Some thoughts: 1. We know our government is broke and needs money. And we’re not crazy, environmental zealots. We know we need energy to keep the beer cold and cook food. But, overnight tourism is the only sustainable industry in this country and we cannot jeopardize it. 2. Remember when oil was found in Belize in a few years back? And they told us how it was going to change our country? And how our fuel and electricity would be super cheap? And how we would have new roads and bridges and schools? Today, Moody’s warns (http://goo.gl/NUmftT) that Belize may run out of oil by 2017. And we’re still waiting on those roads and bridges and schools. 2. Ixtoc 1. Look it up. It’s the 2nd largest oil spill in history. It happened in an offshore drilling accident in Mexico in 1979. For 10 months, 130 million gallons of oil spilled into the ocean. a. The oil well was being drilled in 160’ of water. You know where we have those ocean depths in Belize? Just on the other side of the reef. b. We can’t even keep our airport open. We can’t even keep the electricity on and the internet up without interuption. Do you think we have the expertise, the resources, and the technology to monitor offshore drilling thousands of feet below the ocean floor? No chance. c. The Mexican oil company (PEMEX) claimed to have spent US$100 million “cleaning” the spill. Can you imagine any company in Belize spending US$100 million on anything, let alone to clean up a mess they created? No chance. 3. You know how they would get oil from an offshore rig in Belize to the mainland? By ship. You know what the Exxon Valdez crashed into? A reef. 4. You can say alot about us Belizeans. Stupid is not one of those things. 5. Please share this message far and wide, not because we’re trying to market our business but because we’re trying to save our country and we need everyone’s help.