The Trump Administration plans to open the Atlantic, Pacific, Eastern Gulf and the Arctic to new offshore oil drilling. Time and time again, the practice has proven to be dirty and destructive. It harms our ocean and coastal communities and it destroys the ocean.
Ways You Can Take Action:
1. Ask Federal Leaders to Protect Against New Offshore Drilling
Surfrider is organizing a collective effort to ask the Administration and Congress to protect the Atlantic, Pacific, Eastern Gulf of Mexico, and Arctic Ocean from offshore drilling. Please join us.
2. Get Familiar with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
The BOEM looks after the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. It manages how energy and mineral resources can be used in a responsibly way that’s environmental and economical. A new draft proposal to BOEM’s National Oil and Gas Leasing Program before spring 2019, followed by a very important comment period.
3. Ask your federal representatives to stop seismic blasting!
NOAA Fisheries has authorized the Trump administration’s plans to expand seismic blasting in the ocean so that oil and gas companies can find new places to drill offshore. These seismic surveys would cause devastating impacts to marine wildlife and would be the first step towards new oil rigs in U.S. waters.P
$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
Planned Off Your Coast
This drastic proposal puts our nation’s coastal communities, beaches, surf breaks, and marine ecosystems at risk of a catastrophic oil spill. It’s been a common theme for this administration to sacrifice the public’s favorite natural areas for the benefit of oil and gas companies,
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!