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|Protest Against Offshore Drilling at BOEM Public Hearing|
|Date||Thursday February 08|
|Time||1:30 PM - 6:30 PM|
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|North Steps of the California State Capitol (1100 L St. Sacramento, CA 95814)|
|Organizer/Author||Center for Biological Diversity|
Trump recently announced his disastrous plan to hand over all of America’s oceans - including the Pacific - to oil companies so they can expand offshore drilling off the California coast for the first time in over 30 years. Join us February 8th to tell the administration that offshore drilling and the oil spills, pipelines and climate chaos that come with it are not welcome off our coast.
What: Protest against offshore drilling off the California coast with powerful speakers, music, and lots of art and chanting.
When: February 8th
- At 1:30 pm we'll meet at the North Steps of the California State Capitol (1100 L St. Sacramento, CA 95814) for a press conference and rally.
- At 2:30 pm we'll march to the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria (828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814) for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) meeting.
- At 3:00 pm we'll enter the meeting and let BOEM know that new drilling is not welcome off our coast or in any of our oceans.
Offshore drilling is a nightmare for people and the planet – it poisons our oceans, covers our beaches in oil, and directly threatens California’s booming coastal economy. It also deepens our dependence on fossil fuels, driving climate change that accelerates sea level rise and fuels wildfires.
But the fight to protect the California coast from new offshore drilling isn’t over yet. Let’s show Trump and his oil cronies what resistance to their unending quest to wreck the planet looks like.
Partnering organizations: Audubon California, Oceana, Greenpeace, Save Our Shores, Sierra Club, NRDC, California CoastKeeper Allicance, Sacred Places Institute, Surfrider Foundation, Food & Water Watch, Citizens for Responsible Oil and Gas (CFROG) & more!