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.
In the coming weeks, the administration will release an updated offshore drilling proposal. If our coastal states are still included, it will be the last chance to speak out and stop this risky, shortsighted proposal that jeopardizes our communities, thriving tourism and fishing businesses, and all that is special about the coast.
We need your help to fight this.
TELL THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO PROTECT OUR COAST!
The Trump administration is expected to release its proposed five-year leasing plan in early 2019 and has indicated that Atlantic coast will be included. The Department of Interior will open a public comment period as soon as that happens, and your help is critical.
Thousands of comments will prove coastal communities and states don’t want offshore drilling, and the administration must consider public input before making a final decision on this misguided proposal.
This will be the last chance for the public to weigh in. Please sign up so we can alert you as soon as the comment period opens.
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 5. 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