The environmental threat of Atlantic drilling is too great

"It certainly doesn’t make environmental sense," writes SELC Senior Attorney Sierra Weaver in the New York Times of offshore drilling in the Mid- and South Atlantic. "But it also doesn’t make economic sense given the billion-dollar coastal economies in the Southeast that depend on clean water and beaches."

The New York Times asked four experts, including SELC Senior Attorney Sierra Weaver, to weigh in on whether it's worth the risks to open up the Atlantic coast to offshore drilling.

Sierra makes a convincing case for why offshore drilling on our Southeeastern coasts doesn't make environmental or economic sense—and why the risk is far greater than the questionable benefits.

The administration stated that the Arctic is “too special a place” for offshore drilling. Those who live, work, and vacation on our Southern shores bristle at the suggestion that places like Charleston, the Outer Banks, Chesapeake Bay, and countless other coastal treasures are expendable.

Read the full series and weigh in on the debate.

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