Hi, I’m Edward James Olmos. They say insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. I guess that’s what makes Americans “locos.” We keep yelling “drill baby drill” and expecting things to turn out ok. But the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is nothing new. The oil industry has been poisoning our oceans and wilderness for decades. It’s time to regain our sanity. America doesn’t want more oil disasters. We need safe, clean and renewable energy now. Think about it.
This ad is being run by my employer, the NRDC Action Fund, in several states including Virginia. With the Senate considering whether to proceed on comprehensive, clean energy and climate legislation (or some other option, or nothing at all), it’s time for us to call them and tell them to stop making us all “locos!”
P.S. Olmos is an environmentalist and actor, who has played numerous roles, including “Commander/Admiral William Adama in the Battlestar Galactica re-imagined series, Lt. Martin Castillo in Miami Vice, teacher Jaime Escalante in Stand and Deliver, patriarch Abraham Quintanilla in the film Selena, Detective Gaff in Blade Runner, and narrator El Pachuco in both the stage and film versions of Zoot Suit.”