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, 82 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 Alameda County, Arcata, Berkeley, Capitola, Carlsbad, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Cayucos, Chula Vista, Contra Costa County, Costa Mesa, Cotati, Culver City, Dana Point, Encinitas, Fort Bragg, Goleta, Grover Beach, Half Moon Bay, Humboldt County, Imperial Beach, Laguna Beach, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Marin County, Marina, Mendocino County, Monterey County, Morro Bay, Norwalk, Oceanside, Oakland, Ojai, Pacific Grove, Pacifica, Petaluma, Point Arena, Richmond, Redondo Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, San Mateo County, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Santa Clarita, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, Santa Monica, Scotts Valley, Solana Beach, Sonoma County, Ukiah, Venice, Ventura County, Watsonville, West Hollywood, Windsor and Trinidad.
Communities in Oregon are Gold Beach, Newport, the Port of Newport, the Port of Toledo, Port Orford, Toledo, Lincoln City, Siletz Tribal Council, and Yachats.
Communities in Washington are Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Ilwaco, Long Beach, Montesano, Ocean Shores, Pacific County, Port of Ilwaco, Raymond, Seattle, South Bend, and Westport.