TELL PRESIDENT BIDEN AND CONGRESS: END NEW OFFSHORE OIL DRILLING TO PROTECT OUR CLIMATE FUTURE

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.

 

Protect Marine Life From Oil Spills.

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The reconciliation bill is your opportunity to end new leasing for offshore drilling and permanently protect our oceans and coasts. Ending new leasing for offshore drilling is a vital step in tackling the climate crisis, protecting millions of jobs that rely on a healthy ocean, and helping 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 preserving 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 damages 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 industries like tourism, recreation, and fishing. Ending new leasing for offshore drilling would help protect our coasts from devastating oil spills 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 and members of Congress, we are counting on you to end new offshore drilling. Now is the time to act and permanently protect our climate, ocean, and coastal economies from dirty and dangerous offshore drilling. You have a narrow opportunity to enact these protections during budget reconciliation. We’re counting on your leadership to protect our coastal communities and take strong action on climate change. The time for action is now. 

Sincerely,
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