We are witnessing the largest assault on our ocean in American history. The Trump Administration plans to open the Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, and Arctic to new offshore oil drilling — a dirty and destructive business that will harm our ocean and coastal communities. New drilling includes deafening seismic blasts during oil exploration that will harm and even kill innocent marine wildlife like whales and dolphins.
In 2016, 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 not be approved in U.S. waters.
Now, more than ever our coasts are under threat and need your help! Join us in asking our federal leaders to protect U.S. coastlines from new offshore drilling.