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SURFRIDER ISSUES STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO THE WHITE HOUSE’S ANNOUNCEMENT ON OFFSHORE DRILLING

May 27 2010

 

This morning, the White House announced that it will be extending the moratorium on new deepwater well drilling for six months, along with plans to cancel the proposed lease sales off the coasts of Virginia and the Gulf of Mexico, as well as suspending planned exploration of two sites in Alaska. In response to this announcement, the Surfrider Foundation has release the following statement:

“While the Surfrider Foundation lauds the steps taken today by the White House, we are steadfast in our stance that this is not enough and call upon President Obama, as well as our congressional representatives, to immediately enact a permanent moratorium on new offshore drilling.”