STOP OFFSHORE DRILLING: PROTECT OUR COASTAL COMMUNITIES
Stay tuned for a phone action on Trump, Russia, and Comey tomorrow! Focus today on an important environmental issue…
Trump unleashed his assault on the environment and our coastal communities on April 28 when he issued an Executive Order to open the door to offshore drilling on both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. This was the first time the President’s powers have been used to remove areas from protection. http://wapo.st/2qpl87P .
—-An oil spill could have devastating consequences to our environment, marine sanctuaries, marine monuments and our coastal economy.
–Senator Wyden put it this way: “Countless Oregonians depend on our coast to sustain jobs in our state’s fishing, shipping, and tourism industries, and we can’t afford to put the state’s economy at risk just to pad the profits of big oil” http://bit.ly/2i1QSLC .
–Sens. Wyden and Merkley have introduced a bill—The West Coast Ocean Protection Act—to put permanent safeguards in place for the Pacific Coast (S.31 http://bit.ly/2qpxcp6 ); Rep’s DeFazio and Blumenauer have co-sponsored similar House legislation (HR 169 http://bit.ly/2roj3Gf). There are also bills to protect the Atlantic coast and the Arctic. (HR 2272 http://bit.ly/2qq4yon; S.999, http://bit.ly/2qusapD; and S.991 http://bit.ly/2pIB8m8.)
**ACTION 1: CALL SENATORS WYDEN AND MERKLEY**
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I want to thank Senator [–] for his efforts to stand up to polluters and big oil by co-sponsoring Senate Bill 31, which would protect our precious coastline from drilling. I would urge the Senator to work to move S.31 forward, as well as S.991 and S999, which would protect the Atlantic and Arctic from drilling as well.”
**ACTION 2: CALL CONGRESSMAN WALDEN**
My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I want to urge Congressman Walden to begin resisting the Trump agenda by standing up to polluters and big oil by supporting legislation to protect our precious Oregon coastline from drilling. I would like him to work to move both HR 169 and HR 2722 forward, which would protect the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans from offshore drilling. There is still time to put country over party!”
JUST AS IMPORTANT: call, text, and email your friends and family in red districts to do the same. “Share” or copy / paste this action!
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: 202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
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