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The administration’s drilling plan would offer up to 90 percent of our ocean waters to energy companies to drill for oil and gas over a five-year period.

Speak out against the largest single expansion of offshore drilling activity ever proposed.



Imagine offshore oil rigs lining the entire U.S. coast, threatening our coastal communities, beaches and wildlife with dirty oil spills. Under the new offshore drilling program proposed by the Trump administration, this nightmarish scenario could become reality.

Tell the Trump administration that you reject the new offshore drilling proposal by submitting a comment today!

After a multiyear planning process in which over 1 million people submitted comments in opposition to expanding offshore oil drilling, the Obama administration finalized an offshore drilling program that excluded the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific oceans. At the end of 2016, President Obama permanently withdrew the vast majority of the Arctic Ocean and important parts of the Atlantic from new oil and gas drilling.

Last April, President Trump issued an order attempting to reverse those withdrawals, and his new offshore drilling plan puts the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific back on the oil and gas leasing block and calls for more leasing in the Gulf of Mexico. There has been no offshore federal leasing in the Pacific since 1984, and currently there are no federal drilling operations in the Arctic or Atlantic. Even the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, which Congress placed under a drilling moratorium until 2022, would be subject to potential oil and gas drilling.

Speak out against offshore drilling by submitting a public comment now!

The devastating and dirty legacies of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil tanker disaster, and the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion are still with us today. Millions of gallons of oil were spilled, taking an enormous toll on coastal communities and marine life.

In addition to the risk of pollution and oil spills, new offshore oil drilling would lock us into decades of fossil fuel production and exacerbate climate disruption.

For years Earthjustice has fought reckless proposals to drill in our oceans. With your help, we’ll continue to battle the Trump administration’s attempts to reverse permanent protections for the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, and to expand offshore drilling.

You can make a difference by submitting a public comment in opposition to new offshore drilling today!


You can make a difference by submitting a public comment in opposition to new offshore drilling today!



Steve Mashuda

Managing Attorney, Oceans