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TAKE ACTION

SAY NO TO OFFSHORE DRILLING



#protectourcoast

 

In early January, the Trump administration announced plans to open the Southeast coast to risky offshore drilling for the first time – despite the fact that coastal communities strongly oppose this and our state and local leaders have asked the federal government to keep drilling from our shores.

Now is your chance to weigh in: the Trump administration has pledged to listen to local voices and there is a 60-day window to submit public comments in response to the draft five-year drilling plan. Take action by March 9, 2018. It’s critical to make sure our voices are heard and we keep offshore drilling away from our shores.


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TAKE ACTION

1. Make your voice heard—submit public comments on the draft proposal before March 9, 2018.

2. Contact your Members of Congress to express opposition: House and Senate to ask them to take action against drilling.

3. Show up at a public listening session.

4. #StickIt to offshore drilling: Pair a “Don’t Drill” sticker with a location sticker featuring your favorite beach or coastal town, as well as a second “Protect Our Coast” sticker.

5. Get a "Don't Drill Our Coast" sign and put it in your yard.

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GO ON THE RECORD TO PROTECT OUR COAST


In response to the Trump Administration’s proposal to open nearly all U.S. waters to offshore drilling, there will be a 60-day public comment period. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will accept comments until March 9, 2018. It’s critical to make your voice heard.

Tips for submitting comments:

  • Identify yourself and where you’re from, particularly noting if you are a coastal resident, business owner, or someone whose job depends on healthy coast
  • Clearly state your opposition to offshore drilling
  • Include facts to support your opposition (you can reference information cited here), for example:
    • Be specific about the potential impacts to the coastal environment and economy
    • Include facts about ocean-based economy and what’s at risk – reference military operations, fishing, or tourism businesses that could be hurt by offshore drilling
    • Reference that the proposal is coming at a time when the administration is trying to roll back safety regulations put in place after the Deepwater Horizon disaster
    • It’s helpful to be as specific as possible with links to credible data and research

You can read more information on the BOEM website.

 

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GO ON THE RECORD TO PROTECT OUR COAST


In response to the Trump Administration’s proposal to open nearly all U.S. waters to offshore drilling, there will be a 60-day public comment period. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will accept comments until March 9, 2018. It’s critical to make your voice heard.

Get a Free Sticker

Do you have a sticker proudly displaying the location of your favorite beach or coastal town? Enter your contact information and we’ll send you a “Don’t Drill” sticker to pair with it, as well as a second “Protect Our Coast” sticker. Display your sticker to join the many voices standing against drilling off our beloved coast. We'll also send occasional email updates on other ways you can take action to stop offshore drilling.

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