Join our Offshore Action Team, to build a coalition of local businesses speaking out to protect our coasts from new offshore drilling.
Photo: Feb. 3 Protect Our Coast Rally in Ventura
CFROG is part of a coalition of organizations working along the Pacific Coast to stop federal plans for more drilling.
The federal government has proposed plans to open up our coastline (and much of the coast of the entire United States) to NEW offshore drilling. This plan is widely opposed by the public, elected officials and business owners who all recognize risks to our coastal economy, quality of life and environment this plan poses.
Business owners across sectors recognize the value of clean ocean waters and coastlines, free from oil spills and chemicals from drilling. Help CFROG build a local business coalition opposed to new drilling in the Pacific.
1) Attend a Ice Cream Volunteer Meeting Up on August 24 or 25 to join our Offshore Action Team and begin reaching out to local businesses to sign on for clean ocean waters and coasts. RSVP HERE.
Here is recent information on California's Ocean Economy: http://centerfortheblueeconomy.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/CALIFORNIA-OCEAN-AND-COASTAL-ECONOMIES.3.4.15.pdf
On Jan. 4 2018, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced that the entire coast of California (North, Central, South Coasts) is listed as part of a new draft program to expand oil and gas drilling in oceans around the country. The Gulf, Alaska and Atlantic are also part of the draft program.
Most Californians strongly oppose offshore drilling so political leaders from both major parties have prevented federal offshore leasing here since 1984. Trump’s proposal (issued through executive order) to sell decades-long Pacific leases to oil companies is a radical move with little popular support. Here is the BOEM website with details about the new program.
CFROG opposes additional offshore oil and gas drilling because it is risky and jeopardizes our ocean, and the coastal communities and economies that rely on a clean and healthy ocean. And offshore drilling has become more dangerous since Trump’s oil industry-backed appointees have moved to revoke drilling safety rules adopted after the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster. Ventura County depends on our clean ocean waters and beaches - we must do all we can to protect our coast.
* Let us know if your city council puts a resolution on the agenda for approval and if you want help advocating for this in your city or with your supervisor please call CFROG Executive Director, Kimberly Rivers, 805-727-1393.