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Protest Against Offshore Drilling
Thursday, February 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Trump recently announced his disastrous plan to hand over all of America’s oceans – including the Pacific – to oil companies so they can expand offshore drilling off the California coast for the first time in over 30 years. Join a statewide coalition & the wave of opposition to tell the administration that offshore drilling and the oil spills, pipelines and climate chaos that come with it are not welcome off our coast.
We’ll be going to Sacramento for a rally & the one federal hearing being held on this unacceptable proposal. Buses will leave from Santa Rosa, Petaluma, SF, & Oakland to take you to join the rally on the north steps of the Capitol at 1:30pm. The buses will come back after the rally & a march to the hearing location at 4:30pm. However, if you want to stay for the hearing of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM, that runs from 3-7pm,) you may want to take the train or carpool. Here is the information, & we’ll let you know if we find out about carpools.
Stay tuned for more details!
Offshore drilling is a nightmare for people and the planet – it poisons our oceans, covers our beaches in oil, and directly threatens California’s booming coastal economy. It also deepens our dependence on fossil fuels, driving climate change that accelerates sea level rise and fuels wildfires.
But the fight to protect the California coast from new offshore drilling isn’t over yet. Let’s show Trump and his oil cronies what resistance to their unending quest to wreck the planet looks like.
Partnering organizations: Audubon California, Oceana, Greenpeace, Save Our Shores, Sierra Club, NRDC, California CoastKeeper Alliance, Sacred Places Institute, Surfrider Foundation, Food & Water Watch, Citizens for Responsible Oil and Gas (CFROG) & more!
Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
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