We the undersigned hereby declare our opposition to any new offshore drilling and/or hydraulic fracturing off the California coastline in federal waters because:
the Trump administration is considering expanding offshore oil and gas leasing to new areas which have largely been off-limits to new federal leasing, including the Pacific Coast; and new federal offshore oil and gas leases have not been granted off the coast of California since 1984; and
residents and visitors to Ventura County and the entire central coast enjoy California’s beaches and the Pacific Ocean for recreational, commercial, and educational activities, all of which support our local economy and contribute to our quality of life; and
WE value our state’s ocean and coastal waters, which provide habitat to a vast array of wildlife, including fish, whales, sea turtles, and birds that depend on a healthy and clean environment; and
WE recognize that offshore oil and gas drilling and exploration off the Pacific coast put these coastal resources, and the communities and industries that depend on them, at risk from oil spills and other damage; and
WE recognize that expanding offshore oil and gas drilling, fracking, other well stimulation techniques and disposal of waste related to those activities threaten coastal stakeholders, marine wildlife, human health and contribute to climate change -
No new offshore drilling or fracking off our coast!