Offshore Drilling off Your Coasts: Time to Speak Out!

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.

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Surfrider Foundation is determined to prevent this plan from being finalized. New offshore drilling would damage the marine ecosystem and puts our nation’s coastal communities, beaches, surf breaks, and marine ecosystems at risk of a catastrophic oil spill.That’s why Surfrider is doubling down on our efforts to ensure that new oil rigs will not be approved in U.S. waters.We need your help. It’s time to make your voice heard. Please join us by submitting comments to BOEM and contacting your federal representatives. We also urge those in affected communities to attend upcoming public hearings to provide testimony against new offshore drilling in our oceans!Let your voice be heard!

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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