DC says NO to offshore drilling

On February 22nd the Trump Administration will hold a public meeting on their proposed offshore drilling plan here in Washington, DC. We’ll be there to submit our comment: NO to offshore drilling.

More details TBA, if you’d like to get involved in organizing, email rachel.mandelbaum@sierraclub.org.

For more background information:
Trump’s Department of the Interior has proposed opening 90% of America’s coasts to offshore drilling — from Maine to the Gulf, and from Alaska down to Southern California.

If Trump’s plan becomes reality, spills will be inevitable — and devastating. In 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill damaged 1,313 miles of coastline. That’s more than the entire length of California, or half the Atlantic coast. Offshore oil spills happen frequently, devastating marine environments, commercial fishing industries, and tourism businesses. Even without spills, offshore oil causes pollution.

We need to show this administration how deeply unpopular their drilling scheme is. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is holding hearings in coastal states throughout the winter: https://www.boem.gov/National-Program-Participate/#meeting