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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 attending a Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) public meeting or activist event, make 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:

- Attend a BOEM public meeting or activist event (list below)

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

Send an official public comment letter to the Department of the Interior opposing this disastrous drilling proposal

- 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

- Join the ALL IN Community to connect with activists about this issue in your area




February 6   Austin, TX   3–7 p.m.

Embassy Suites by Hilton

5901 North IH-35, Austin, TX 78723

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February 6   Salem, OR   3–7 p.m.

Red Lion Hotel Salem

3301 Market Street NE, Salem, OR 97301

RALLY AND PRESS CONFERENCE: 2:30–4 p.m., Capitol Building Stairs


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February 8   Tallahassee, FL   3–7 p.m.

Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown

316 West Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301

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February 8   Sacramento, CA   3–7 p.m.

Tsakopoulos Library Galleria

828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

RALLY: 1:30 p.m., North Steps of the California State Capitol, 1100 L St., Sacramento, CA

MARCH: 2:30 p.m. from the Capitol to the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria

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February 13   Hartford, CT   3–7 p.m.

Hartford Marriott Downtown

200 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, CT 06103

RALLY: 3–7 p.m., outside the Hartford Marriott Downtown (wear a light blue shirt)

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February 13   Columbia, SC   3–7 p.m.

Doubletree by Hilton

2100 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29210


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February 14   Trenton, NJ   3–7 p.m.

Hilton Garden Inn Hamilton

800 US Highway 130, Hamilton, NJ 08690

CITIZEN PUBLIC HEARING: 3 – 7 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn Hamilton

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February 14 - Long Island, NY 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The William Rogers Building

725 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Smithtown, NY 11787

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February 15   Albany, NY   3–7 p.m.

Hilton Albany

40 Lodge Street, Albany, NY 12207


February 21   Richmond, VA   3–7 p.m.

Four Points by Sheraton Richmond Airport

4700 South Labumum Ave., Richmond, VA 23231

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February 21   Anchorage, AK   6 – 10 p.m.

Dena’ina Center

600 W. Seventh Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501


February 22   Washington, DC   3–7 p.m.

Hilton Garden Inn

1225 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

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February 26   Raleigh, NC   3–7 p.m.

Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown

3415 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27609

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February 27   Boston, MA   3 – 7 p.m.

Omni Parker House

60 School Street, Boston, MA 02108

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February 28   Atlanta, GA   3–7 p.m.

Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel

One Hartsfield Centre Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30354

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February 28   Providence, RI   3 – 7 p.m.

Marriott Providence Downtown

1 Orms Street, Providence, RI 02904

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PEOPLE'S HEARING: 5 - 6 p.m., Marriott Providence Downtown

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March 5   Concord, NH   3 – 7 p.m.

Holiday Inn Concord Downtown

172 North Main Street, Concord, NH 03301

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March 6   Baton Rouge, LA   3 – 7 p.m.

Crown Plaza Executive Center Baton Rouge

4728 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70808


March 7   Augusta, ME   3 – 7 p.m.

Augusta, Civic Center

76 Community Drive, Augusta, ME 04330

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March 8   Montgomery, AL   3 – 7 p.m.

Hilton Garden Inn Montgomery – East Chase

7665 Eastchase Parkway, Montgomery, AL 36117


Click here for more information from the Bureau of Energy Management about the public meetings and how to participate.

Deep DivesKyle Shepherd