President Donald Trump has proposed to dramatically expand offshore drilling off every coast — in the Pacific, Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Arctic. At the same time, he’s rolling back offshore drilling safety rules, thus threatening wildlife and coastal communities with oil spills, toxic pollution, and more pipelines and offshore oil platforms.
In response, communities are taking bold action to halt Trump's assault. On the Pacific front, 71 communities have passed resolutions so far opposing new offshore drilling and fracking.
We're calling on volunteers to join other activists up and down the West Coast to urge your city to pass a resolution to protect our coast by calling for:
1. A ban on new offshore oil and gas drilling, fracking, and other well stimulation in federal and state waters off the Pacific coast.
2. Prohibit new federal oil and gas leasing in all U.S. waters, including off the Pacific coast.
Check out our step-by-step guide on how to pass a resolution in your town, city or county.
From the infamous Santa Barbara oil spill in 1969 to the BP disaster in 2010, it’s clear that when we drill, we spill. There is simply no safe way to drill our oceans. Oil spills tragically kill wildlife and wreak havoc on coastal communities, and oil companies are allowed to dump billions of gallons of wastewater into the oceans every year — including toxic chemicals from fracking. Offshore drilling also deepens our climate crisis; Trump’s offshore drilling plan includes leases that could generate 50 billion tons of carbon pollution. It's time to put an end to the dangerous and dirty practices of offshore drilling and fracking for good.
Here are all the materials you need to pass a resolution in your city, town or county, including a sample resolution and supporting documents. We can connect you with others in your community and support you every step of the way.
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Communities that have passed them so far in California are Arcata, Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, Santa Cruz County and City, Watsonville, Marina, Monterey County, Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, Goleta, Santa Barbara, Ojai, Malibu, Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, Imperial Beach, Ventura County, Venice, San Mateo County, Marin County, Santa Barbara County, Mendocino County, Solana Beach, Capitola, Encinitas, West Hollywood, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Manhattan Beach, Town of Windsor, Scotts Valley, Los Angeles County, Fort Bragg, Humboldt County, Ukiah, Oceanside, Morro Bay, San Diego, Grover Beach, Santa Monica, Petaluma, Santa Clarita, Sonoma County, Dana Point, Redondo Beach, Half Moon Bay, Chula Vista, San Mateo, Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Point Arena, Norwalk, and Culver City.
Communities in Oregon are the Port of Toledo, the Port of Newport, Newport, Toledo and Lincoln City.
Communities in Washington are Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Ilwaco, Long Beach, Montesano, Ocean Shores, Pacific County, Pacific County MRC, Port of Ilwaco, Raymond, South Bend and Westport.