TELL PRESIDENT BIDEN: Permanently Protect Our Coast from Offshore Drilling, Fight Climate Change

TAKE ACTION: Permanently protect our oceans and coasts from new dirty and dangerous offshore drilling!

Today marks 11 years since the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, one of the worst environmental disasters in our country’s history – and still, the risk of expanded offshore oil drilling and spilling persists.

Offshore drilling puts vibrant ocean ecosystems and critical marine life at risk and worsens climate change. President Biden paused all new offshore oil and gas lease sales—a great first step—but far greater action is required immediately. With sea levels rising and devastating extreme weather accelerating, permanent offshore drilling protections are crucial for the future of our clean coast economy and addressing the climate crisis. Our oceans need action NOW.

Urge President Biden to permanently protect our coasts against dangerous offshore drilling and take action against climate change to protect our ocean and coasts.

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Dear President Biden:

Dirty fossil fuels are driving climate change and wreaking havoc on our planet. Your pause on all new offshore oil and gas lease sales is a great first step, but it is not enough. Now is the time to permanently protect our oceans and coasts from new dirty and dangerous offshore drilling once and for all. This bold action would be a vital step in tackling the climate crisis, protect millions of jobs that rely on a healthy ocean, and help create thousands of new, clean energy jobs that will help power America into the future. 

With sea levels rising and devastating extreme weather accelerating, permanent offshore drilling protections are crucial for the future of our clean coast economy and addressing the climate crisis. If made permanent, the policy could prevent over 19 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions and more than $720 billion in damage to people, property and the environment. Our economy and our families cannot afford more drilling and its associated climate pollution.

And the benefits do not stop there. Permanently protecting our coasts from new drilling would also protect the roughly 3.3 million American jobs and $250 billion in GDP reliant on activities like tourism, recreation and fishing. Permanent protections from new offshore drilling would help protect our coasts from the dangers of offshore oil drilling and the devastation of climate change, all while paving the way for good paying American jobs in clean, renewable energy, like offshore wind.

Mr. President, please take the steps necessary to permanently protect our coasts and fight against climate change by decreasing fossil fuel emissions. With permanent offshore drilling protections, we can look forward to new, well-paying jobs, from clean energy like offshore wind, instead of a future rife with oil spill disasters. The time for action is now.

Sincerely,

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