Trump’s Department of the Interior has proposed opening 90% of America's coasts to offshore drilling -- from Maine to the Gulf, and from Alaska down to Southern California.
If Trump's plan becomes reality, spills will be inevitable -- and devastating. In 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill damaged 1,313 miles of coastline. That's more than the entire length of California, or half the Atlantic coast. Offshore oil spills happen frequently, devastating marine environments, commercial fishing industries, and tourism businesses. Even without spills, offshore oil causes pollution.
We need to show this administration how deeply unpopular their drilling scheme is. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is holding hearings in coastal states throughout January and February. RSVP for an event in your area, and we'll follow up with more details and talking points.
WHEN: February 8th, 3 - 7 pm ET
WHERE: Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown, 316 West Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 (map)
We've secured a room in the same hotel to hold a people's hearing with a court stenographer, a videographer, and even a 15-foot whale. Before attending the BOEM hearing, come join us at 3 pm to make signs and attend a press conference with special guests.
WHEN: February 8th, 3 – 7 pm PT
WHERE: Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 (map)
We'll meet at the North Steps of the California State Capitol (map) for a rally at 1:30 pm before going to the BOEM meeting. Some chapters will be arranging transportation and will follow up with an email with more details about providing buses and local carpooling opportunities.
WHEN: February 13th, 3 -7 pm ET
WHERE: Hartford Marriott Downtown, 200 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, CT 06103 (map)
WHEN: February 13th, 3 – 7 pm ET
WHERE: Doubletree by Hilton, 2100 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29210 (map)
WHEN: February 14th, 3 – 7 pm ET
WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn, Hamilton, 800 US Highway 130, Hamilton, NJ 08690 (map)
WHEN: 3 -7 pm ET
WHERE: Hilton Albany, 40 Lodge Street, Albany NY, 12207 (map)
Join other activists and elected officials for a rally outside the hearing from 5 - 6 p.m.
WHEN: February 21st, 6 - 10 pm AKT
WHERE: Dena’ina Center, 600 W. Seventh Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501 (map)
WHEN: February 22nd, 3 – 7 pm ET
WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn, 1225 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002 (map)
WHEN: February 27th, 3 - 7 pm ET
WHERE: Omni Parker House, 60 School St., Boston, MA 02108 (map)
WHEN: February 28th, 3 – 7 pm ET
WHERE: Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel, One Hartsfield Centre Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30354 (map)
WHEN: February 28th, 3 - 7 pm ET
WHERE: Marriott Providence Downtown, 1 Orms Street, Providence, RI 02904 (map)
WHEN: March 5, 3 - 7 pm ET
WHERE: Holiday Inn Concord Downtown, 172 North Main Street, Concord, NH 03301 (map)
WHEN: March 5, 3 - 7 pm PT
WHERE: Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive SW, Olympia, WA 98502 (map)
Baton Rouge, LA
WHEN: March 6, 3 - 7 pm CT
WHERE: Crown Plaza Executive Center Baton Rouge, 4728 Constitution Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 (map)
WHEN: March 7, 3 - 7 pm ET
WHERE: Augusta, Civic Center, 76 Community Drive, Augusta, ME 04330 (map)