Following the theme of sacrificing the public’s favorite natural areas for the benefit of oil and gas companies, the Trump administration has just announced plans to expand offshore drilling in the Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, and Arctic Ocean. This drastic proposal opens over 90% of the Outer Continental Shelf to new drilling and puts our nation’s coastal communities, beaches, surf breaks, and marine ecosystems at risk of a catastrophic oil spill.
The Draft Offshore Oil & Gas Leasing Program for would open thousands of miles of U.S. coastline to oil drilling, that have been protected for decades from this dangerous practice. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has opened a 60-day comment period for citizens to provide feedback on the proposal.
Download the #DefendOurCoasts postcard and take a photo to show your opposition for new offshore oil drilling. Be sure to upload your photo to social media and use the hashtag #DefendOurCoasts.
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