Call Your Senators: Tell Them to Oppose New Offshore Drilling

Offshore drilling provides no real relief from high gasoline prices or energy dependence, but oil drilling poses major long-term risks to sensitive ocean ecosystems and expanding oil production will worsen the impacts of climate change. Oceana has continued to maintain that offshore drilling is not the answer. We need to shift to a low carbon energy economy through conservation, energy efficiency, and expanded use of alternative energy sources. Our oceans and the millions of species that depend on them are in the balance.

Call the Senate office and ask to register your opposition to offshore drilling:
1. Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask for your Senator’s office.

2. Ask to speak to the aide who handles energy issues.

3. Identify yourself as a constituent and leave a message for your representative.

Here’s an example of what you might say:

Hi, my name is ______ and I live in ________.

I am calling because we need your help to protect our oceans and coasts from offshore oil drilling.  I’m opposed to the language in the Senate energy bill opening up protected areas off the coast of Florida. This will not lower our gas prices or ease our dependence on foreign oil. It will result in spills that harm marine life and it will contribute to the climate change problem.  I urge Senator ________to oppose all efforts to open more areas to offshore drilling.  In fact, I would appreciate it if the Senator would work to reinstate the previous moratorium on offshore oil drilling.  

Thank you for your time.
 *Be prepared to provide your name and address so the Senator’s office knows that you are a constituent.  And remember, you have two Senators so please take the time to call both!

After you call, please submit this form to help track our progress! 


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