Let’s support the board of supervisors as they hear—and hopefully pass—a resolution banning offshore drilling and fracking in the coastal waters off California. This resolution (#74 on the Consent Calendar) would protect our coast by calls for:
(1) A ban on new offshore oil and gas drilling, fracking, and other well stimulation in federal and state waters off the Pacific coast.
(2) Prohibit new federal oil and gas leasing in all U.S. waters, including off the Pacific coast.
President Donald Trump has proposed to dramatically expand offshore drilling off every coast—in the Pacific, Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Arctic. At the same time, he’s rolling back offshore drilling safety rules, thus threatening wildlife and coastal communities with oil spills, toxic pollution, and more pipelines and offshore oil platforms.
In response, communities are taking bold action to halt Trump’s assault. On the Pacific front, 64 communities have passed resolutions so far opposing new offshore drilling and fracking. You can find out more about the statewide effort to pass resolutions here.
Tuesday, June 5th, 9:30 AM
Alameda County Building
1221 Oak St. #536