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Speak Out in Your Community: Stop President Trump's Offshore Drilling Assault

The Trump administration has released a disastrous proposal to auction off huge swaths of America’s oceans for oil and gas drilling.

 

From Maine to Florida, Washington State to California, across the Arctic and in the Gulf of Mexico, President Trump’s and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s dangerous five-year offshore drilling plan could put drill rigs off the coast of virtually any state and oil slicks up and down our shores.

 

Their dirty fossil fuel scheme threatens coastal communities, whales, and other marine life with catastrophic oil spills. It diverts our path to a clean energy future and keeps us shackled to the heavily polluting fossil fuels of the past. The proposal is nothing more than another handout to private oil companies, forcing taxpayers to continue subsidizing the fossil fuel industry.

 

We need you to help fight back! Show your opposition by making your voice heard in your community and at your lawmakers' offices, and help mobilize a nationwide public outcry on all fronts to stop this reckless drilling plan and save our coasts.

 

Here’s how you can get involved:

- Find out where your governor and members of Congress stand on offshore drilling

- Call your lawmakers' in-state offices during August recess using our easy call tool

- Gather petition signatures offline (PDF) to oppose drilling off our coasts

- Send messages of protest to your senators and representative online, and share with your friends

Meet with your lawmakers in person, or make phone calls to their offices, using our talking points

Write a letter to the editor

- Attend a public forum or other local event to learn more show your opposition to drilling (see select events below)

 

August 22, 7 – 8:30 PM

Public Forum on Offshore Drilling
Newport Beach, CA
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August 24, 6 – 7:30 PM

Protect Our Public Lands Community Forum
Santa Clarita Activity Center
20880 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita, California 91350
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August 25, 11 AM – 1 PM

Public Forum on the Health of the Pacific Ocean
Encinitas Library
540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024
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August 28, 6 – 9 PM

Carlsbad City Council: #ProtectOurCoast from New Drilling
Carlsbad City Hall
1200 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, California 92008
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August 29, 7 PM – 8:30 PM

Public Forum on Offshore Drilling – Irvine
UC Irvine, School of Social Ecology, Meeting Room - SBSG 1517
102 Social Ecology I, Irvine, CA 92617
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