Environmental groups protest oil drilling on Miami Beach

  • Protesters hold signs during a rally against oil drilling off the coast of Florida on Miami Beach, Fl on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Organized by the Sierra Club, the "Mobile Oil Slick" demonstration is aimed to gather awareness for the potential harm the recent oil spill could have on Florida's beaches and wildlife. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Miami Beach Mayor Matti Bower speaks to protesters during a protest against oil drilling off the coast of Florida on Miami Beach, Fl on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Organized by the Sierra Club, the "Mobile Oil Slick" demonstration is aimed to gather awareness for the potential harm the recent oil spill could have on Florida's beaches and wildlife. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Surfer Mario Perdumo, 30, from the Surfrider Foundation covered himself in mock oil to demonstrate the harmful affects of the recent oil spill during a protest against oil drilling off the coast of Florida on Miami Beach, Fl on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Organized by the Sierra Club, the "Mobile Oil Slick" demonstration is aimed to gather awareness for the potential harm the recent oil spill could have on Florida's beaches and wildlife. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • State Senator Dan Gelber speaks to protesters during a protest against oil drilling off the coast of Florida on Miami Beach, Fl on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Organized by the Sierra Club, the "Mobile Oil Slick" demonstration is aimed to gather awareness for the potential harm the recent oil spill could have on Florida's beaches and wildlife. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • State Senator Dan Gelber speaks to protesters during a protest against oil drilling off the coast of Florida on Miami Beach, Fl on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Organized by the Sierra Club, the "Mobile Oil Slick" demonstration is aimed to gather awareness for the potential harm the recent oil spill could have on Florida's beaches and wildlife. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Sierra Club organizer Jonathan Ullman speaks to protesters during a protest against oil drilling off the coast of Florida on Miami Beach, Fl on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Organized by the Sierra Club, the "Mobile Oil Slick" demonstration is aimed to gather awareness for the potential harm the recent oil spill could have on Florida's beaches and wildlife. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • From right, Terri Diolio, 45, and Mark Nigro, 43, are covered by a "Mobile Oil Slick" while enjoying Miami Beach during a protest against oil drilling off the coast of Florida on Miami Beach, Fl on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Organized by the Sierra Club, the "Mobile Oil Slick" demonstration is aimed to gather awareness for the potential harm the recent oil spill could have on Florida's beaches and wildlife. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Beach goers are covered by a "Mobile Oil Slick" during a protest against oil drilling off the coast of Florida on Miami Beach, Fl on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Organized by the Sierra Club, the "Mobile Oil Slick" demonstration is aimed to gather awareness for the potential harm the recent oil spill could have on Florida's beaches and wildlife. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Chris Castro, 21, holds part of a "Mobile Oil Slick" near a lifeguard tower during a protest against oil drilling off the coast of Florida on Miami Beach, Fl on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Organized by the Sierra Club, the "Mobile Oil Slick" demonstration is aimed to gather awareness for the potential harm the recent oil spill could have on Florida's beaches and wildlife. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Sam Van Leer from the Urban Paradise Guild leads a protest against oil drilling off the coast of Florida on Miami Beach, Fl on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Organized by the Sierra Club, the "Mobile Oil Slick" demonstration is aimed to gather awareness for the potential harm the recent oil spill could have on Florida's beaches and wildlife. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Surfer Mario Perdumo, 30, from the Surfrider Foundation covered himself in mock oil to demonstrate the harmful affects of the recent oil spill during a protest against oil drilling off the coast of Florida on Miami Beach, Fl on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Organized by the Sierra Club, the "Mobile Oil Slick" demonstration is aimed to gather awareness for the potential harm the recent oil spill could have on Florida's beaches and wildlife. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Surfer Mario Perdumo, 30, from the Surfrider Foundation covered himself in mock oil to demonstrate the harmful affects of the recent oil spill during a protest against oil drilling off the coast of Florida on Miami Beach, Fl on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Organized by the Sierra Club, the "Mobile Oil Slick" demonstration is aimed to gather awareness for the potential harm the recent oil spill could have on Florida's beaches and wildlife. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Surfer Mario Perdumo, 30, from the Surfrider Foundation covered himself in mock oil to demonstrate the harmful affects of the recent oil spill during a protest against oil drilling off the coast of Florida on Miami Beach, Fl on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Organized by the Sierra Club, the "Mobile Oil Slick" demonstration is aimed to gather awareness for the potential harm the recent oil spill could have on Florida's beaches and wildlife. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Protesters cover parts of the beach with a "Mobile Oil Slick" during a protest against oil drilling off the coast of Florida on Miami Beach, Fl on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Organized by the Sierra Club, the "Mobile Oil Slick" demonstration is aimed to gather awareness for the potential harm the recent oil spill could have on Florida's beaches and wildlife. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Beach goers are covered by a "Mobile Oil Slick" during a protest against oil drilling off the coast of Florida on Miami Beach, Fl on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Organized by the Sierra Club, the "Mobile Oil Slick" demonstration is aimed to gather awareness for the potential harm the recent oil spill could have on Florida's beaches and wildlife. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Beach goers are covered by a "Mobile Oil Slick" during a protest against oil drilling off the coast of Florida on Miami Beach, Fl on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Organized by the Sierra Club, the "Mobile Oil Slick" demonstration is aimed to gather awareness for the potential harm the recent oil spill could have on Florida's beaches and wildlife. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Jessica Okaty, 22, a student from FIU and vice president of students for the environment on campus holds a sign during a protest against oil drilling off the coast of Florida on Miami Beach, Fl on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Organized by the Sierra Club, the "Mobile Oil Slick" demonstration is aimed to gather awareness for the potential harm the recent oil spill could have on Florida's beaches and wildlife. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD