End New Offshore Oil Drilling, Protect Our Climate Future - Oceana USA

End New Offshore Oil Drilling, Protect Our Climate Future

 

 

“I can guarantee you if I am president, there will be no offshore drilling. And I’d extend the moratorium, and I think it should be, basically, a permanent moratorium.”

President Biden pledged to end new drilling.  We’re counting on President Biden to fulfil his promise.

Permanent offshore drilling protections for unleased federal waters could prevent over 19 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions as well as more than $720 billion in damages to people, property, and the environment. 19 billion tons is the equivalent of taking every car in the nation off the road for 15 years — or nearly three times the total annual emissions in the U.S.

Offshore drilling is fueling our ever-worsening climate crisis and threatens the lives and livelihoods of millions of Americans who rely on a clean, healthy ocean. That is why support for protecting our coasts from new offshore drilling is so widespread and bipartisan, including:

  • Every East and West Coast governor;
  • More than 390 coastal municipalities; 
  • Over 2,300 local, state, and federal bipartisan officials; 
  • East and West Coast alliances representing over 55,000 businesses; and
  • The Pacific, New England, South Atlantic, and Mid-Atlantic fishery management councils, and several commercial and recreational fishing interests.

 

 

The Coalition behind ending new offshore drilling is bipartisan, diverse, and strong.

Bipartisan Congressional Opposition to Expanded Offshore Drilling

Opposition From Municipalities and Counties

The following list shows the geographic diversity of communities opposing offshore drilling and each has passed a formal resolution establishing their position. Click the links for access to their formal resolution.

  1. Accomack County, VA
  2. Aberdeen, WA
  3. Alameda County, CA
  4. Allenhurst, GA
  5. Anna Maria, FL
  6. Annapolis, MD
  7. Apalachicola, FL
  8. Arapahoe, NC
  9. Arcata, CA
  10. Asbury Park, NJ
  11. Asheville, NC
  12. Atlanta, GA
  13. Atlantic Beach, FL
  14. Atlantic Beach, NC
  15. Atlantic Beach, SC
  16. Atlantic City, NJ
  17. Atlantic County, NJ
  18. Atlantic Highlands, NJ
  19. Avalon, NJ
  20. Aventura, FL
  21. Bal Harbour, FL
  22. Bald Head Island, NC
  23. Baltimore, MD
  24. Barnegat, NJ
  25. Barrier Islands, FL
  26. Beach Haven, NJ
  27. Beachwood, NJ
  28. Beaufort County, SC
  29. Beaufort, NC
  30. Beaufort, SC
  31. Belfast, ME
  32. Belleair Beach, FL
  33. Belleair Shore, FL
  34. Belmar, NJ
  35. Belville, NC
  36. Berkeley, CA
  37. Berkeley, NJ
  38. Berlin, MD
  39. Bethany Beach, DE
  40. Bloomingdale, GA
  41. Boca Raton, FL
  42. Bonita Springs, FL
  43. Boynton Beach, FL
  44. Bradenton Beach, FL
  45. Bradley Beach, NJ
  46. Briarcliffe Acres, SC
  47. Brick, NJ
  48. Brigantine, NJ
  49. Brookhaven, NY
  50. Broward County, FL
  51. Brunswick, GA
  52. Calabash, NC
  53. Cape Canaveral, FL
  54. Cape Charles, VA
  55. Cape Coral, FL
  56. Cape May County, NJ
  57. Capitola, CA
  58. Carlsbad, CA
  59. Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
  60. Carolina Beach, NC
  61. Carolina Shores, NC
  62. Carpinteria, CA
  63. Carrboro, NC
  64. Caswell Beach, NC
  65. Cedar Point, NC
  66. Chapel Hill, NC
  67. Charleston County, SC
  68. Charleston, SC
  69. Charlestown, RI
  70. Cheriton, VA
  71. Chesapeake, VA
  72. Chincoteague, VA
  73. Chula Vista, CA
  74. Cinco Bayou, FL
  75. Clallam County, WA
  76. Clearwater, FL
  77. Cocoa Beach, FL
  78. Coconut Creek, FL
  79. Collier County, FL
  80. Columbia, SC
  81. Contra Costa County, CA
  82. Cooper City, FL
  83. Coral Gables, FL
  84. Costa Mesa, CA
  85. Cotati, CA
  86. Crisfield, MD
  87. Culver City, CA
  88. Currituck County, NC
  89. Dana Point, CA
  90. Dania Beach, FL
  91. Dare County, NC
  92. Davie, FL
  93. Deerfield Beach, FL
  94. Del Mar, CA
  95. Delray Beach, FL
  96. Dewey Beach, DE
  97. Duck, NC
  98. Dunedin, FL
  99. East Hampton, NY
  100. Edisto Beach, SC
  101. El Segundo, CA
  102. Emerald Isle, NC
  103. Encinitas, CA
  104. Escambia County, FL
  105. Escondido, CA
  106. Eureka, CA
  107. Exmore, VA
  108. Fairfax, CA
  109. Fenwick Island, DE
  110. Fernandina Beach, FL
  111. Flagler County, FL
  112. Flemington, GA
  113. Florence, SC
  114. Folly Beach, SC
  115. Fort Bragg, CA
  116. Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  117. Ft. Myers Beach, FL
  118. Ft. Walton Beach, FL
  119. Garden City, GA
  120. Georgetown County, SC
  121. Georgetown, SC
  122. Gold Beach, OR
  123. Goleta, CA
  124. Greenville, SC
  125. Grover Beach, CA
  126. Gulfport, FL
  127. Half Moon Bay, CA
  128. Hallandale Beach, FL
  129. Hampton, VA
  130. Havre de Grace, MD
  131. Hayward, CA
  132. Hermosa Beach, CA
  133. Hilton Head, SC
  134. Hinesville, GA
  135. Holden Beach, NC
  136. Holly Ridge, NC
  137. Hollywood, FL
  138. Holmes Beach, FL
  139. Hoquiam, WA
  140. Horry County, SC
  141. Humboldt County, CA
  142. Hurlock, MD
  143. Hyde County, NC
  144. Ilwaco, WA
  145. Imperial Beach, CA
  146. Indialantic, FL
  147. Indian Beach, NC
  148. Indian Harbor Beach, FL
  149. Indian River County, FL
  150. Indian Rocks Beach, FL
  151. Indian Shores, FL
  152. Islamorada, FL
  153. Isle of Palms, SC
  154. Isle of Wight, VA
  155. Jacksonville Beach, FL
  156. James City County, VA
  157. James Island, SC
  158. Jamestown, RI
  159. Jupiter Inlet Colony, FL
  160. Jupiter, FL
  161. Keller, VA
  162. Key Colony Beach, FL
  163. Key West, FL
  164. Keyport, NJ
  165. Kiawah Island, SC
  166. Kill Devil Hills, NC
  167. Kingsland, GA
  168. Kitty Hawk, NC
  169. Kure Beach, NC
  170. Laguna Beach, CA
  171. Lauderdale by the Sea, FL
  172. Lavallette, NJ
  173. Layton, FL
  174. Leland, NC
  175. Lemon Grove, CA
  176. Lewes, DE
  177. Liberty