Stop New Offshore Drilling!

Take 5 Minutes to Voice Your Opposition

When the Trump administration proposed to open 90% of our nation’s coasts to offshore oil drilling, the groundswell of opposition demonstrated by our coastal communities and ocean recreation industries made a wave of impact. We know that the actions we take today will determine the fate of our ocean and coasts for the rest of our lifetimes, as well as future generations.

That’s why every person who cares about the coast needs to submit comments to stop this dangerous proposal from moving forward!

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is accepting comments from the public until March 9th on the Draft Proposed Program. To make your voice heard, visit and submit your feedback today!

Your comments don’t need to be long, but should follow the guidelines below for maximum impact

  • Clearly state that you oppose new offshore oil drilling, including lease sales in your specific area;
  • Mention the impact drilling would have on the ocean, coasts, plants, animals, and people in your community (feel free to use this Fact Sheet to learn more about impacts); and
  • Provide information on where and how you or your community uses the ocean.

You also may adapt this sample comment letter to submit your own comments.

Grassroots opposition is the key to winning this fight. Thank you for taking action to #DefendOurCoasts!

Long Live Our Coasts,

Pete Stauffer
Environmental Director