Tell Zinke: Drilling Has No Place in Our Oceans
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Tell Zinke: Drilling Has No Place in Our Oceans

Oil spill and fire in the Gulf of Mexico

The Trump administration just asked the oil industry its fantasy question: If you could drill anywhere offshore, where would it be?

Trump had already promised companies unrestricted access to oil and gas reserves under America's oceans, so this "request for information," as it's called, isn't a surprise -- but it is an emergency. It launches the creation of a new federal offshore leasing plan that could open all U.S. waters to dangerous drilling, rolling back protections established under the Obama administration for the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans.

Trump's plan to aggressively expand offshore drilling threatens every ocean and coastline in the United States with oil spills, pipelines, more offshore oil platforms, and a worsened climate crisis. But if enough of us stand up and speak out, we can beat back the administration's reckless attack on marine wildlife, coastal communities and the planet.

Using the form on this page, please take a moment right now to tell the feds which oceans we want opened to drilling: none.


Please take action by Aug. 17, 2017.

Photo of oil spill and fire in the Gulf of Mexico by Kris Krüg/Flickr.

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