Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Stop Offshore Drilling!

On July 14, 2008, President Bush lifted a presidential moratorium on drilling for oil and natural gas on the Outer Continental Shelf. Then on September 30th, President George W. Bush today signed a consolidated appropriations bill that lifts a long-standing legislative ban on offshore oil and gas leasing cherished by conservationists. With the signing of this bill the petroleum industry is free to lease areas of the Outer Continental Shelf that have been off-limits for 27 years.

The proposed new MMS 5-Year Oil Lease plan is just plain scary. This plan was drawn up by the Bush Administration in their waning hours and is now the responsibility of Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. (Read the proposed MMS plan including maps.)

There are 4 hearings coming up in April to hear from the public on this proposed plan. We should voice our opposition loudly!

Monday, April 6, 2009 - Atlantic City, New Jersey

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 - New Orleans, Louisiana

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - Anchorage, Alaska

Thursday, April 16, 2009 - San Francisco, California.

You can find out more about about the hearings here.

Read the Surfrider Stop Drilling FAQ.

Send a message to Congress, Secretary Salazar, and the President.

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