Oceana | Protecting the World's Oceans

President Obama: You can permanently protect the Atlantic coast from offshore drilling and seismic airgun blasting!

Earlier this year, the Obama Administration heeded coastal voices from New Jersey to Florida with its decision to protect the Atlantic Ocean from offshore drilling for the next five years. However, a harmful exploratory process in the form of seismic airgun blasting continues to loom off our shores.

Now, President Obama has the opportunity to take his protection a step further, and take the Atlantic off the table from offshore drilling forever. Closing these waters to offshore drilling makes seismic airgun blasting even more unnecessary. We need to safeguard the health of our vibrant marine ecosystems that coastal communities depend upon for their very livelihoods.

Take action today! Let President Obama know that you don’t want oil and gas development in the Atlantic. Not now, not ever!


President Obama,

Thank you for removing the Atlantic Ocean from the 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program, we applaud your decision.

It is clear Americans do not want harmful oil and gas development activities in the Atlantic Ocean. Let’s finish the job and protect the Atlantic from offshore drilling and seismic airgun blasting forever.

Now is the time to permanently protect the Atlantic, and to move us towards a better future – one where America rejects dangerous, dirty oil and embraces clean energy alternatives instead. That better future can happen, but the first step is to protect the Atlantic. Forever.

It’s time to make a landmark decision for our economy and our environment. Please protect our Atlantic coast once and for all.