Sandra Bullock pleads for help in Gulf oil spill

Jul 20, 2010 at 1:37 p.m. ET

Sandra Bullock and some of her high-wattage pals are asking you to help out in the Gulf oil spill crisis.

Bullock, Blake Lively, John Goodman, Emeril Lagasse, Lenny Kravitz, Dave Matthews and other celebs have banded together to film this PSA, asking everyone to sign an online petition urging restoration and protection of the American Gulf Coast -- the very area decimated by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Sandra Bullock

The Gulf Coast is one of the most fragile ecosystems on the planet. In addition to extensive environmental damage, the area's already suffering economy -- based almost entirely on fishing and tourism -- has been decimated.

Run by activist group Women of the Storm, the Be the One campaign aims to keep pressure on Congress to restore the affected area, still not fully recovered from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, to its previous pristine glory. In a statement on their website, the group says:

"Anything less than complete coastal restoration is unacceptable. This nation requires a healthy Gulf of Mexico for a number of reasons involving domestic energy, shipping, seafood, ecology, recreation and culture. America's Gulf produces nearly half of the US domestic energy supply, and more than two thirds of the nation's shrimp and oysters. Seven of the nation's largest 10 ports are located in the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf is a flyway for 40-percent of North America's duck, geese, swan and eagle populations. Much of the continent's waterfowl population winters along the Gulf Coast. And because millions of people annually visit Gulf beaches, embark on fishing trips, participate in water sports and otherwise enjoy this national treasure, the impact of a healthy Gulf on the quality of life in the region and beyond is immeasurable."

Join Sandra Bullock and your other favorite celebs by signing the petition yourself at

Sandra Bullock's plea for Gulf aid

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