Despite overwhelming opposition from Atlantic states and hundreds of coastal communities, last year the Trump administration proposed opening nearly all U.S. waters to offshore drilling – including the previously off-limits Atlantic coast.
While the administration publicly announced a delay in its proposed oil and gas leasing plan, in court filings they’ve indicated all options are still on the table and they are pushing for dangerous seismic blasting to start any day. They've also rolled back safety measures put in place following the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The push to open the Atlantic may be on hold now, but the desire to drill is as strong as ever.
We need to keep the pressure on to keep drilling away from our coast.
Join us to protect our coast!
This week, the House of Representatives will vote on amendments to the appropriations bill that would cut funding the White House needs to move forward with its dangerous offshore drilling plan. For years now, coastal cities and towns have loudly sounded the alarm about offshore drilling and what it would do to our beaches and economies - now Congress is starting to listen.
But the fight is far from over. Tell your congressperson: Don’t fund drilling off our coasts!
COMMUNITIES OPPOSE OFFSHORE DRILLING
5 WAYS TO TAKE ACTION
1. Be ready to submit comments as soon as the public comment period opens. Sign up above to receive an alert.
3. Submit a letter to the editor or an op-ed to your daily and weekly news media outlets. Click here for suggested language and tips for submitting your perspective.
4. Learn more about why this matters—check out this interactive map to explore the economic and environmental risks of offshore drilling by clicking the boxes to display different information. Zoom in to explore specific areas, and print your own map.
5. Show your opposition to offshore drilling on social media with the hashtag: #ProtectOurCoast