The Trump administration announced its plans in January to dramatically expand offshore drilling in all US oceans. With the comment period for this plan ending on Friday, now is the time to #ProtectOurCoasts from new offshore drilling. In order to win, we need Congress to push back on Trump’s reckless proposal to poison our oceans and wreck our climate.
Send your comments to BOEM (if you have not already) then call your Congressmember now and say, “Don’t let Trump expand offshore drilling in any of our oceans!” Find your Representative here:https://ziplook.house.gov/htbin/findrep_house?ZIP=
Global Wave Conference // Thanks for attending!
Alongside Save The Waves, Surfrider hosted the #GlobalWaveConference this year. This conference brings together the best international minds from the surfing, conservation, and innovation communities to tackle the world’s most challenging ocean issues. www.globalwaveconference.org
Shout out // Santa Cruz Chapter
Belated shout out to our Surfrider Foundation Santa Cruz Chapter for their excellent water quality work! Check it out.
Coastal Commission Update // Ex-parte Lawsuit
“Peter Douglas warned us.
You can’t look away for a minute.
The coast is never saved.”
–Here’s the latest with the lawsuit against Coastal Commissioner ex-parte violations. And another LA Times article on the matter.
And here’s the latest ActCoastal newsletter update on what we’re tracking at the Coastal Commission.