Hey, everyone! Check out this important message from Environment California. Let’s save our coast!
Hi TheLiberalOC.com Reader,
President Bush announced on Monday that he is lifting the executive order that bans oil and gas drilling on the outer continental shelf — but it’s not too late to protect our coasts.
Take action. Call on Congress to block any attempts to authorize oil and gas drilling off the California coast.
Bush is lifting the ban on offshore drilling — put in place by the first President Bush in 1992. It’s a setback, but it isn’t the end of the story.
In order for there to be any drilling off the coast of California, Congress would need to also adopt legislation that would authorize the Mineral Management Service to sell and allow activity on the leases off our coast. Of course, the oil and gas companies are lobbying hard right now to try and get Congress to adopt this absurd plan.
Environment California has been working with the governor’s office and members of Congress to make sure there is a steady drum beat of opposition against oil drilling off our coast. We have also been working with the media to educate the public on this issue.
You can take action now by sending an e-mail to your member of Congress, telling them to say “No” to drilling.
Thanks for standing up for California’s environment.
P.S.Â Thanks again for your support.Â Please feel free to share this e-mail with your family and friends. For more information about our campaign visit our web site at http://www.environmentcalifornia.org/oceans2/stop-offshore-drilling?id4=ESÂ Â Â Â Â