For months, people on the East Coast have been fighting a proposal to open the east coast to offshore oil and gas drilling. Now we’ve won. The Atlantic has been taken out of the federal proposal for new offshore oil and gas leases.It’s time to celebrate a win for people power and stay engaged in the longterm work of protecting the oceans.
Join us to watch Shore Stories – a new series of six short films that show the powerful organizing that led to this victory. The series explain the dangers we have been working to prevent, and highlight issues we still need to come together to stop (like Seismic testing).
Last night, the City Council of Charleston, South Carolina passed a resolution to oppose offshore drilling and seismic testing in the Atlantic. The resolution is timely as the U.S. Department of Interior has recently proposed opening the Atlantic to offshore drilling and is seeking comments on the proposal until Tuesday, March 30. Charleston’s resolution will [...]
Late last week, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), under the Department of Interior, released a document that continues the march toward offshore drilling along our coasts. The document is the final draft of the programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS) on proposed oil and gas exploration activities in the mid- and south Atlantic (from [...]
Today, April 20, marks the 3rd anniversary of the tragic Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil disaster. In spite of how apparent it seemed three years ago that offshore drilling is a bad idea whose time has gone, today we are facing the threat of even more drilling off our beautiful coasts. As we’ve reported before, the [...]
When President Obama announced Dec. 1, 2010 a revised Outer-Continental Shelf (OCS) plan for drilling offshore in parts of the Atlantic, Florida and Alaska, many people no doubt took this as a major victory for ocean protection. However, a troubling part of the plan exists toward the very bottom of the Department of the Interior’s press [...]