The Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management just released their Proposed Program for offshore drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf for the 2023-2028 period. It sanctions up to 11 new offshore drilling operations – 10 in the Gulf of Mexico and one in Alaska’s Cook Inlet.
Leasing new offshore drilling operations only contributes to our spiraling climate crisis. And, offshore oil drilling regularly leads to oil spills like Deep Horizon harming the health and safety of coastal communities in the Gulf and marine life like the threatened beluga whale in the Arctic.
President Biden promised to halt new offshore oil production on the campaign trail: it’s time for him and his officials to make good on that promise and urge his cabinet to approve of #NoNewLeases in the Proposed Program.
But you can tell that directly to Biden’s head of the DOI’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Kelly Hammerle. Just click to send detailed comments which you can edit or personalize.
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