The Trump Administration plans to open the Atlantic, Pacific, Eastern Gulf and the Arctic to new offshore oil drilling. The practice is dirty and destructive. It’ll harm our ocean and coastal communities. This is the largest assault on our ocean in American history.
Offshore Drilling Planned Off Your Coasts
Following the theme of sacrificing the public’s favorite natural areas for the benefit of oil and gas companies, this drastic proposal puts our nation’s coastal communities, beaches, surf breaks, and marine ecosystems at risk of a catastrophic oil spill.
Even without a massive spill, new drilling would include deafening seismic blasts during exploration, which could harm and even kill innocent marine wildlife like whales and dolphins.
$115B ECONOMIC REVENUE
AT RISK IF OIL SPILLS OCCUR
880K GAL OF OIL RELEASED
ANNUALLY FROM U.S. DRILLING OPERATIONS
12X MORE JOBS
PROVIDED BY OCEAN REC AND TOURISM THAN OFFSHORE DRILLING
Steps to take action:
1. Voice Your Opinion to NY Local Officials
Join Surfrider members in this e-pledge to say no to offshore drilling and help send our message to elected officials and Governor Cuomo.
2. Support Senate Bill A.9819
Show your support for this Senate bill that will prohibit offshore oil & gas development in NY state waters.
3. Governor Cuomo’s “Save our Waters” Bill
Read and support legislation that will prohibit offshore oil & gas development in NY state waters.
4. Ask Federal Leaders to Protect Against New Offshore Drilling
Tell the Department of Interior that you oppose any new offshore developments.
Help Us Stop New Offshore Drilling
The Draft Offshore Oil & Gas Leasing Program for 2019 – 2024 would open thousands of miles of U.S. coastline to oil drilling, including regions such as the Atlantic and Pacific that have been protected for decades from this dangerous practice. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has opened a 60-day comment period for citizens to provide feedback on the proposal. The agency will also hold public hearings in affected communities in the coming weeks.
Surfrider Foundation is determined to prevent this plan from being finalized, but we need your help. It’s time to make your voice heard. Please join us by submitting comments to BOEM and contacting your federal representatives. We also urge those in affected communities to attend an upcoming public hearing to provide testimony against new offshore drilling in our oceans!