In 2015 -2016, we fought hard to show the administration how valuable our coastal waters are to our community, our ecosystems, our economy, our way of life. As a result, the Obama administration excluded the Altantic Coast from the 5-year oil and gas leasing program.
However, in January 2018, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) released the draft proposed program for 2019-2024 that would open up the Atlantic Coast to oil and gas exploration and drilling.
Sign this petitionto urge Georgia's Governor Dealto stand with us and oppose oil and gas development and exploration off our Georgia coast.
Sign this petitionto demand that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the United States Secretary of the Interior REJECT this proposal to drastically increase offshore drilling.
Two resolutions were introduced in the Georgia Assembly, on February 6, 2018 (H.R.1041 and S.R.706). Let your legislators know you support these resolutions!
Attend the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Public Hearing in Atlanta, GA on February 28, 2018 at 3pm. Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel, One Hartsfield Centre Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30354RSVP here.
Submit your own comments in opposition to BOEM's Draft Proposed Program to open the Atlantic Coast and Outer Continental Shelf to oil and gas drilling and exploration. Instructions from regulations.gov:
Mail in an envelope labeled “Comments for the 2019-2024 Draft Proposed National Oil and Gas Leasing Program” and mailed (or hand delivered) to Ms. Kelly Hammerle, Chief, National Oil and Gas Leasing Program Development and Coordination Branch, Leasing Division, Office of Strategic Resources, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (VAM-LD), 45600 Woodland Road, Sterling, VA 20166-9216, telephone (703) 787-1613. Written comments may also be hand delivered at a public meeting to the BOEM official in charge.
Through the Regulations.gov web portal: Navigate to http://www.regulations.gov and under the Search tab, in the space provided, type in Docket ID: BOEM-2017-0074 to submit comments and to view other comments already submitted. Information on using www.regulations.gov, including instructions for accessing documents, submitting comments, and viewing the docket after the close of the comment period, is available through the links under the box entitled “Are you new to this site?”