For decades our coasts were protected from new offshore oil drilling. However in 2008, President Bush and Congress lifted the federal moratoria on new offshore drilling making our nation’s coastlines vulnerable to the expansion of oil and gas development.
Congress later followed suit by allowing a federal ban on drilling to expire. Now, decision makers at the state and federal levels are examining ways to capitalize on the lifted moratoria and erect new platforms along our coastlines.
With our ocean targeted for new offshore drilling, our network of chapters across the country is striking back! Our chapters and staff are advocating for legislation and agency decisions that will prohibit the exploration, development, or production of oil and gas in state and federal waters.