Surfrider chapters are opposing the federal government’s plan to conduct seismic surveys for oil and gas resources off the Mid- and South Atlantic coast. Seismic airgun testing will cause major impacts to marine wildlife and bring the Atlantic coast closer to the risky practice of offshore oil drilling. Please ask your federal representatives to urge the Obama Administration to cancel plans for seismic exploration in the Atlantic!
Offshore oil drilling is #NotTheAnswer!
Surfrider’s Not the Answer campaign wants to stop any new offshore drilling from happening. For decades our coasts were protected from new offshore oil drilling. However in 2008, President Bush and Congress lifted the federal moratoria on new offshore drilling making our nation’s coastlines vulnerable to the expansion of oil and gas development.