Opposition to New Offshore Drilling in the Pacific Ocean | Oceana USA

Opposition to New Offshore Drilling in the Pacific Ocean

Tell your members of Congress to oppose President Trump’s plan to expand dangerous offshore drilling for the health of the ocean, communities, and the local economy. Sign the petition here.

 

The Pacific coast is home to a diversity of marine life. Cold, nutrient-rich waters attract and support everything from tiny krill to huge whales, as well as some of the most lucrative fisheries in the nation. A healthy marine environment supports upwards of 500,000 jobs and provides nearly $12 billion in wages, through fishing, recreation and tourism and other sectors.  Offshore drilling related spills and chronic oil leaks put wildlife, the ocean economy, and the health of communities at risk.

In April 2017, a Presidential Executive Order threatened to re-open the Pacific coast to expanded offshore oil and gas drilling, placing invaluable ocean resources and coastal economies at risk. Now is the time to protect the coast from expanded offshore drilling.

Many West Coast leaders vocally oppose expanded offshore oil drilling including California Governor Jerry Brown, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, Oregon Governor Kate Brown, California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, Attorney General Xavier Becerra, the California Fish and Game Commission, the California State Lands Commission, and the California Coastal Commission. Local communities are making their voices heard by passing resolutions opposing expanded offshore drilling along the Pacific coast.

Map of cities that have adopted resolutions (pink stars) opposing offshore drilling. Click on each city to view additional information and link to resolution text.

 

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