Offshore drilling is fueling our ever-worsening climate crisis and threatens the lives and livelihoods of millions of Americans who rely on a clean, healthy ocean.
From wildfires torching California to the devastating impacts from Hurricane Ida – climate change is already here. We must stop extracting more fossil fuels, which are driving the climate crisis, and instead accelerate the transition to clean energy. Permanently ending offshore drilling could prevent 19 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to taking every car in the nation off the road for 15 years. Protecting our coasts from new drilling is crucial for the future of our climate and preventing more than $720 billion in damage to people, property, and the environment.
We cannot afford to wait.
Now is our chance to permanently protect our oceans and coasts from new dirty and dangerous offshore drilling once and for all.
Tell Congress and President Biden: Act on climate change, stop selling off our oceans to the highest bidder, and permanently end new offshore drilling.