Fight Oil and Gas Drilling Off U.S. Coasts

In April 2017 Trump issued an order to expand the nationwide offshore oil and gas leasing plan. On Jan. 4 Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced plans to dramatically expand offshore oil drilling in all oceans along U.S. coasts. This would include allowing new oil leasing along California's shores for the first time in more than 30 years, as well as the remote Arctic.

The draft proposal for offshore leasing over the next five years shows that the Trump administration is serious about giving the fossil fuel industry exactly what it wants: unrestricted access to oil and gas reserves buried deep under our oceans. If allowed to stand, the plan will hurt wildlife and coastal communities and risk even more oil spills and sea-level rise. We can't let that happen.

Join us in fighting back to save our oceans.

Actions:

  1. Submit your comment and share.
  2. Attend hearings and protests.
  3. Help us recruit others remotely to attend hearings and protests.

Submit Your Comment and Share
Help us get to 1 million comments opposing this disastrous five-year offshore drilling plan.

  1. Submit a comment here.
  2. Share on social media.
  3. Email your friends and networks.

Sample Facebook Post:

Remember BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010? This decision is an environmental disaster waiting to happen. If allowed to stand, Trump’s plan will hurt wildlife and coastal communities, and risk even more oil spills and sea-level rise. We can’t let that happen. http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/index.sjs?action_KEY=17743&track=S18IC

Sample Tweet:

Remember BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010? If this decision is allowed to stand, Trump’s plan will hurt wildlife and coastal communities, and risk even more oil spills and sea-level rise. We can’t let that happen.
http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/index.sjs?action_KEY=17743&track=S18IC

Sample Email:

Dear friends,
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke just announced plans to dramatically expand offshore oil drilling in all oceans along U.S. coasts. This would include allowing new oil leasing along California's shores for the first time in more than 30 years -- and in the remote Arctic.

Will you join me in sending a letter to Secretary Zinke urging him to scrap this destructive plan?

The draft proposal for offshore leasing over the next five years shows that the Trump administration is serious about giving the fossil fuel industry exactly what it wants: unrestricted access to oil and gas reserves buried deep under our oceans. If allowed to stand, the plan will hurt wildlife and coastal communities, and risk even more oil spills and sea-level rise. We can't let that happen.

Our goal is to get to 1 million comments, so please sign and share!

Thanks for standing with me to protect our oceans and climate.
- [Your name]


Attend Hearings and Protests

  1. Find a hearing/protest near you.
  2. Invite your friends and share with your networks.
  3. Make a sign to bring.
  4. Host an art party with friends and other Ignite Change supporters to make signs and banners.

 

Here’s a list of public meetings and protests. RSVP to a protest near you.

Nationwide, please join the protests before the federal meetings on the Trump offshore leasing plan in these cities:
Albany, NY - February 15
Richmond, VA - February 21
Anchorage, AK - February 21
Washington, DC - February 22
Raleigh, NC - February 26
Boston, MA - February 27
Atlanta, GA - February 28
Providence, RI - February 28
Concord, NH - March 5
Olympia, WA - March 5
Baton Rouge, LA - March 6
Augusta, ME - March 7
Montgomery, AL - March 8

Help Us Recruit Remotely for Hearings/ Protests

Join the Ignite Change text and call teams.

  • Text or call Center for Biological Diversity supporters in coastal states to encourage them to join the fight to save our oceans by attending public hearings and protests.
  • Use websites that mask your phone number and make it easy for you to text/call a lot of people one after the other.
  • Have personal conversations with people who care about our oceans as much as you do!

 


Join Our Movement and Ignite Change

Ignite Change is a grassroots, coast-to-coast network of people ready to resist and raise their voices everywhere it matters most: on the streets, in the halls of government, and in front of politicians, polluters and corrupt bureaucrats.

The idea is simple: When we all activate at home, we can make a difference in the halls of power — even in Washington, D.C. Join our movement today.