top
Central Valley
Central Valley
Newswire
Calendar
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Wed Feb 7 2018 (Updated 08/28/18)
Californians Rally Against Offshore Drilling
Opposition Grows to Trump's Plan for Offshore Oil Drilling in Pacific and Arctic
Hundreds of Californians rallied against President Trump’s offshore oil leasing plan on February 8 in Sacramento, marching to the plan’s only formal hearing in California. Ahead of the hearing, thousands of Californians rallied in seven cities to oppose Trump’s proposal to open up the Pacific and other U.S. oceans to offshore drilling for the first time in more than 30 years.

Rallies were held February 3 in San Diego, Laguna Beach, Santa Monica, Brea, Ventura, San Luis Obispo and Santa Cruz after the federal government ignored requests by California’s congressional delegation and state leaders to hold additional hearings closer to coastal communities threatened by offshore drilling.

The Trump administration’s draft 2019-2024 offshore leasing plan, released January 4, would allow drilling in federal waters in all U.S. oceans, despite opposition from the governors of almost every coastal state. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is holding one hearing in each of the 22 affected states. The February 8 hearing in Sacramento will be preceded by a large rally on the North Steps of the Capitol starting at 1:30 p.m.

Hundreds Rally in Sacramento Against Trump's Offshore Drilling Plan | imc_photo.gif Californians Rally Against Trump's Plan for Offshore Oil Drilling in Pacific, Arctic

imc_calendar.gif Protest Against Offshore Drilling at Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Public Hearing

Related Feature: Trump Plan Would Open Portions of Pacific to New Oil Leasing for First Time in 30 Years
02/18/19 European Countries and the United States Head in Different Directions on BDS Movement U.S. | International | Government & Elections | Palestine02/17/19 Sahleem Tindle's Family and Allies Shut Down BART Station One Year After Murder Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay02/14/19 Axon Attempts to Defend Taser Use at San Mateo Co. Supervisors Meeting After 3 Deaths Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | Peninsula01/28/19 Sit-In at San Mateo County DA's Office in Case of Man Murdered by Police Taser Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | Peninsula01/25/19 Despite Attempts to Divide the Feminist Movement, Bay Area Takes to the Streets Front Page | Womyn | San Francisco | South Bay | East Bay | Peninsula | North Bay / Marin | California | Santa Cruz Indymedia01/21/19 Northern California Celebrates Martin Luther King's Fight for Justice Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | Health, Housing & Public Services | Central Valley | San Francisco | East Bay | Peninsula | U.S. | Santa Cruz Indymedia01/16/19 Teachers Striking in LA and Promising to Strike in Oakland If Funding Needs Not Met Front Page | Labor & Workers | Education & Student Activism | East Bay | California01/15/19 West Oakland Gentrification Claims Yet Another Casualty as Qilombo Forced Out Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | Health, Housing & Public Services | Global Justice & Anti-Capitalism | Arts + Action | East Bay01/14/19 Millions of Public Housing and Section 8 Renters at Risk If Shutdown Continues Front Page | Health, Housing & Public Services | Labor & Workers | San Francisco | East Bay | U.S. | Government & Elections | Immigrant Rights01/13/19 Once the Most Abundant Fish in the Delta, Smelt Numbers Dangerously Decreasing Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley | California | Government & Elections01/13/19 Santa Rosa Park Built in Andy Lopez' Honor, Civil Settlement Reached for 2013 Murder Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | North Bay / Marin

We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!

Donate

donate now

$ 257.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.

Publish

Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network