Submit an urgent letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland urging the Biden administration to reverse course and protect our coasts from drilling.
Every catastrophic oil spill begins with a lease sale ... and President Biden’s five-year plan for offshore oil drilling includes proposals for as many as 11 potential offshore leases for oil and gas companies in public waters in the Gulf of Mexico and possibly Alaska.
Risky offshore drilling irreparably harms our coasts, communities, and climate. Just one oil spill would spell catastrophe for beaches, Indigenous and coastal communities, marine wildlife, and fishermen alike.
The oil and gas industry is using the gas price crisis to push for more drilling. But we know the truth: Industry is already sitting on the rights to drill across 11 million acres of ocean — and only using a quarter of that. And the U.S. is on track to hit all-time records on both oil and gas production this year.
New leasing would have NO impact on the current oil price crisis, as it would take at least five years for oil from new leases to reach the market.
The reality is that leasing our ocean to oil and gas companies will only lock us into the climate-destroying fossil fuels of the past for decades to come — which is exactly what the fossil fuel industry wants — at a time when we need to be rapidly transitioning to 100% clean energy to save our planet.
We need to rally a public outcry before it's too late!