Offshore Drilling Protest/ Hearing
Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown
3415 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Date and time:
Feb. 26, 2018 at 3 p.m.
We would love for you to stay for a rally starting at 5 PM followed by a press conference at 6 PM.
Trump recently announced his disastrous plan to hand over all of America’s oceans to oil companies so they can expand offshore drilling. This is the only public hearing scheduled in North Carolina thus far. Wear blue to signify opposition to offshore drilling and bring your family and friends. Tell BOEM that we don't want offshore drilling in our Atlantic! It's up to all of us to protect what we love so plan to do your part. Those unable to attend should submit comments to BOEM online by March 9, 2018:
Join us on February 26th at Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown to tell the administration that offshore drilling is not welcome off our coast.
This proposal is not identical to what Obama put forward. It is much further reaching, It deletes the 50 mile buffer which means drilling operations could be conducted as close as 3 miles offshore. The safeguards proposed for blowout preventers have been derailed. Inspections of drill rig operations are being reduced. Scientists have learned much more about the harm caused by seismic testing. This proposal has even more danger for our coast than the last one. All of these facts can be stated in your public comment along with how seismic testing and drilling operations will impact your life and enjoyment of our coastline. Offshore drilling is a nightmare for people and the planet. Let’s show Trump and his oil cronies what resistance looks like.