United Voices Declare, “Not in Our Ocean, Not on Our Watch”
On January 4th, 2018, Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke announced the next phase of President Trump’s new 5-year Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. The plan includes opening the entire Atlantic Ocean from Maine to Florida for drilling including all of the Jersey Shore and NY’s South Shore and would allow rigs to come within 3 miles of beaches.
Offshore oil and gas development causes substantial environmental impacts that would threaten New Jersey’s marine life, our ocean and beaches. Drilling anywhere in the Atlantic makes the region vulnerable to spills and risks causing significant damage to our Jersey Shore beaches and related revenue losses from New Jersey’s $22 billion tourism economy.
Voice your opposition NOW
COMMENTS ARE DUE MARCH 9, 2018
Comments can be submitted electronically to https://www.regulations.gov/docketBrowser?rpp=25&so=DESC&sb =commentDueDate&po=0&D=BOEM-2017-0074
Alternatively, you can type https://www.regulations.gov and use the search tab to type in the BOEM reference (BOEM-2017-0074-0001)