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Help Us Stop New Offshore Drilling!

Last year, Surfrider Foundation and our partners successfully stopped the federal government's plans for offshore oil drilling and related seismic blasting off the Atlantic coast (read more). However, the Trump Administration is now planning to expand offshore drilling, putting the Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, and Arctic at risk of new oil rigs.

New offshore drilling would damage the marine ecosystem and put coastal communities at risk from oil spills. That's why Surfrider is doubling down on our efforts to ensure that new oil rigs will never be approved in U.S. waters. 

Please join Surfrider’s efforts to stop new offshore drilling!

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Take Part in Action Alerts

Join us in asking our federal leaders to protect U.S. coastlines from new offshore drilling. With decisions scheduled to be made this year, it's a crucial time to make your voice heard!  

Campaign Updates

#DefendOurCoasts Postcard

Download the #DefendOurCoasts postcard and take a photo to show your opposition for new offshore oil drilling. Be sure to upload your photo to social media and use the hashtag #DefendOurCoasts.

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Fact VS Fiction

Learn the facts about offshore driling – what the impacts are and how you can make a difference. Visit Beachapedia

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Stay Informed and Take Action

Easy Ways to get Involved

  • Sign the action alert on offshore drilling and share it.
  • Call or write your federal reps to ask them to oppose new offshore drilling & seismic exploration.
  • Get involved with your local Surfrider chapter or other community activities.
  • Particpate in ocean planning to establish protections for our marine environment.
  • Participate in Hands Across the Sand on May 19, 2019
  • Support Surfrider’s Stop New Offshore Drilling campaign. Donate today and help us protect our coasts from new drilling and seismic testing.

Take Action Find Your Local Chapter

Upcoming Events

Dec 1-: Public Hearings on 5 Year Offshore Drilling Program (expected December)
The Department of Interior is expected to schedule public hearings on offshore drilling after release of Draft Proposed Program. Dates TBD
Feb 8-: Ocean Recreation Hill Day in Washington D.C. (exact date TBD)
Come to Washington D.C. for Ocean Recreation Hill Day and ask our federal leaders to oppose new offshore drilling!
May 19-: Hands Across the Sand
Participate in a local event to raise awareness of the threat of offshore drilling

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Learn the facts!

Visit our Beachapedia website for more information about offshore drilling and seismic testing.

http://www.beachapedia.org/Offshore_Oil_Drilling

http://www.beachapedia.org/Seismic_Surveys

Contact Pete Stauffer pstauffer@surfrider.org

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.

Thanks for your support!