Largest expansion of offshore drilling ever

By Newsroom America Feeds at 4 Jan 2018

Stand with coastal communities -- tell Interior Secretary Zinke we will not stand for drilling in our oceans!

Dear Deanne,

Today, Trump's Department of the Interior proposed the largest expansion of offshore drilling ever -- expanding drilling off America's coasts, including in the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, and the Arctic.

Trump isn't doing this to please his constituents -- in fact, governors of states like North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, Oregon, and California have explicitly opposed drilling off their coasts. Instead, this is a blatant gift to the oil companies that have bankrolled his campaign and staffed his administration.

Stand with coastal communities -- tell Interior Secretary Zinke we will not stand for drilling in our oceans!

http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=8d0edfa0e58d6cdec23791089f18c517696f346b43496850ad60bdb87e07709e4cb387059129c737b9bd43c6868e304f90e91e58798359fbc9981736d51c7a0e

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 climate pollution. At a time of increasing devastation from climate change, our government should not be doubling down on its investment in fossil fuels.

This gift to Big Oil and Gas is an attempt to overturn protections put in place for the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, and hits reset on the plan the Obama administration completed in 2016. At that time, the activists like you -- over 3.3 million people! -- spoke out in support of protecting our coasts.

We can't allow this administration to jeopardize our waters, wildlife, and coastal communities. Take action to tell Secretary Zinke that the public has spoken: no more offshore drilling!

http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=8d0edfa0e58d6cdec23791089f18c517696f346b43496850ad60bdb87e07709e4cb387059129c737b9bd43c6868e304f90e91e58798359fbc9981736d51c7a0e

Thanks for all you do to protect our oceans,

Lena Moffitt

Senior Director, Our Wild America Campaign

Sierra Club


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