South Bay

Oppose Offshore Oil Drilling in Hermosa Beach

Victory | March 03 2015

Ocean Protection

E&B Oil proposed to conduct offshore and onshore oil drilling in Hermosa Beach. The issue was decided in March 2015, when Hermosa Beach voters soundly rejected the oil company’s bid to install land-based "slant wells" to drill for oil off of Hermosa's coast. Final results showed 78.9 percent of voters —a more than 3-to-1 margin —had turned thumbs down on Measure O. Surfrider Foundation's South Bay Chapter was a leader in the fight against the proposal. They participated in an Environmental Impacts Foum a month before the election and, together with Heal the Bay, ran a series of six newspaper ads in the two most read local weekly newspapers, the Easy Reader and The Beach Reporter, and delivered postcards directly to registered Hermosa Beach voters.  More.

Ocean Protection

The Surfrider Foundation works to protect our ocean and address the dangers to it, today and in the future. Our Ocean Protection Initiative includes grassroots campaigns to establish and support Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), oppose new offshore oil drilling and seismic testing, participate in regional ocean planning, and ensure renewable ocean energy does not damage our ocean.

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