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Public Meeting about Offshore Drilling & People’s Hearing
February 5 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST
This month, the Trump administration proposed opening 90% of US waters to offshore drilling between 2019 and 2024. That’s right — if this plan becomes law, the Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic, and Eastern Gulf coasts will all be up for grabs by Big Oil.
Join us on February 5th to stand strong against offshore drilling and protect our state’s vital coastal economies and ecosystems.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is hosting Public Meetings across the country in an open house format. BOEM will NOT be accepting oral public comment at the only open house in Washington State, February 5th in Tacoma.
That’s why we’re having a People’s Hearing where testimony can be given, taken down by a stenographer, and submitted as official comments.
It’s time to unite and demonstrate our opposition to oil and gas development off the Washington coast!
WHAT: Public Meeting about Offshore Drilling and People’s Hearing
WHERE: Tacoma’s Landmark Catering and Convention Center (47 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402)
WHEN: February 5, 1:00 – 8:00 pm
>> 1:00-2:00 Press Conference (Gothic Room)
>> 2:00-8:00 People’s Hearing (Gothic Room)
>> 3:00-7:00 BOEM Open House
>> 5:30-6:30 Rally and Dinner (outside Landmark Catering and Convention Center)
WEAR BLUE for clean water!
Sign this action alert to tell federal representatives to oppose the plan to expand offshore drilling: goo.gl/LSUQGQ
Read more on the topic from the Surfrider Foundation’s Environmental Director, Pete Stauffer: http://www.surfrider.org/coastal-blog/entry/offshore-drilling-planned-off-your-coasts-time-to-speak-out
BOEM will soon be offering a Virtual Meeting Room where participants can visit the same stations available at the open-house meetings. There they will be able to review and download the same handouts and posters offered at the meetings. Here is more info from BOEM: https://www.boem.gov/National-Program-Participate/#meeting
Thanks to the organizations helping to organize this event:
Surfrider Foundation, Sierra Club Washington State Chapter, 350 Tacoma, 350 Seattle, Washington Environmental Council, Washington Conservation Voters, and the Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association
The Surfrider Foundation asks that attendees conduct themselves in an orderly and respectful manner