Grassroots Opposition to Atlantic Drilling

Over the past couple years we've seen a groundswell of opposition to seismic blasting and offshore drilling in coastal communities! Learn how to pass a resolution in your town or city here.

About 10 miles north of Cape Fear is the small community of Kure Beach, North Carolina. For Oceana's Grassroots team and our allies—Kure Beach was ground zero. On January 27, 2014, more than 300 residents showed up to protest the mayor's position on seismic airgun blasting. Check out the video of the meeting, and read more on our blog.

Ever since that fateful night in January, opposition to seismic airgun blasting and East Coast drilling has been mounting. Nearly 600 national, state and local elected officials have taken a public stance against offshore oil exploration and/or development, including 80+ coastal towns, cities and counties that passed resolutions opposing or voicing concern with the process.

And the number keeps growing!

East Coast governors and President Obama need to hear from the people who will be most affected by seismic blasting and offshore drilling -- and that's where you come in. We have some great momentum, but we're only going to stop Atlantic drilling if more of us take up the call, and urge our elected officials to act.

Email us at [email protected] to join our pod of WaveMakers who want to get involved at the local level. The Campaign Organizer in your region will contact you about next steps.



Resolutions and Letters from Chambers of Commerce, Restaurant Associations, Tourism Boards, and Fishing Groups:​


Letters of Opposition from Elected Officials and other Stakeholders:​




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