Say No to Atlantic Drilling!
Early this year, President Obama’s team unveiled a disastrous plan to permit oil drilling off the U.S. Atlantic coast for the first time since the 1980s.
If approved, the plan would put communities and ecosystems from Miami to Maine at risk of an oil spill. Just as important, it would open up a huge new patch of fossil fuels to be dug up and burned, at exactly the moment scientists are warning us that to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we need to leave ¾ of proven oil, gas and coal reserves in the ground. This makes no sense when we can use alternative sources, like wind and solar, to meet our nation's energy needs - and create more jobs at the same time we cut pollution.
But it's not too late to take action. Comments on the proposed Atlantic drilling plan are due on March 30. That makes today the perfect time to speak out.
Sign here to send your comment to Secretary Jewell and President Obama telling them we can't afford to drill the Atlantic.