The Department of the Interior announced in January 2018 a draft proposed 5 year lease program that would dramatically expand offshore drilling in U.S. waters. The plan targets over 90% of all federal waters for new oil and gas lease sales including the Atlantic, Pacific, Artic, and Gulf of Mexico.
Ways to get involved:
1. Submit Comments to BOEM:
As of January 8, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has opened a 60 day public comment period on the Draft Proposed Program.
2. Contact Local Coastal Businesses:
Reach out to your local coastal businesses and ask them to sign-on to this Surfrider letter stating they oppose offshore drilling.
3. Sign our Surfrider Letter:
This letter can be signed here by anyone opposed to offshore drilling.
4. Lobby in Trenton:
You can attend the Trenton lobbying day on February 14th: Public Meeting New Jersey Offshore Oil Drilling. Please visit our Facebook post for more information.