PROTECT AMERICA’S COASTS
Trump is seeking to overturn decades of bi-partisan protection of our coastlines. An Interior Department proposal would allow drilling along the Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic coasts and eastern Gulf.
Additionally, his administration seeks to:
– Rescind safety regulations put in place after America’s worst oil spill, the Deepwater Horizon disaster
– Overturn fracking rules on federal and tribal lands
And, the GOP Tax Scam now permits drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Coastal states are RISING UP against these threats to their communities – seismic airgun blasting, coastal industrialization endangering wildlife and tourism, inevitable oil spills. The opposition is bi-partisan. Republican Governor Scott and Senator Rubio oppose drilling off Florida. Governor Kate Brown and Democratic governors of other coastal states pledge to fight the proposal.
Thousands of small businesses – restaurants, hotels, commercial fishing operations — oppose drilling, according to Frank Knapp, president of the Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast, “It’s not consistent with our vibrant tourism, fishing and recreation. Their concern is their livelihood, the local economies. We all saw what happened to the Gulf Coast with Deepwater Horizon.”
Tell Congress coastal waters are not for sale!
Congress must protect our coasts!
**ACTION 1: Call Congressman Walden and our Senators **
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Congressman Walden and Senator Merkley:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am concerned about the Trump Administration’s efforts to overturn decades of bi-partisan protection of our coastline from drilling. I ask the Congressman/Senator to support H.R. 2272 / S. 999, the Coastal Anti-Drilling Act, and to exercise his authority under the Congressional Review Act to ensure that our coastal environment and communities are protected. Thank you.”
H.R. 2272 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2272/text
S. 999 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/999/text
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Senator Wyden:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am concerned about the Trump Administration’s efforts to overturn decades of bi-partisan protection of our coastline from drilling. I’d like to thank the Senator Wyden for co-sponsoring S. 999, the Coastal Anti-Drilling Act. We need him to push for hearings on this bill and to exercise his authority under the Congressional Review Act to ensure that our coastal environment and communities are protected. Thank you.”
**ACTION 2: Share with Friends and Family**
Share this post with friends and family. Help them leave messages for their Congressional delegation about protecting our coasts from drilling by exercising their power under the Congressional Review Act and to support H.R. 2272 / S. 999
CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
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
La Grande: (541) 960-7691