California Politicians: Offshore oil drilling threatens our health and economy. We need a permanent ban

Written by Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris.

Good luck with your scaremongering politics, California.

Offshore oil drilling threatens our health and economy. We need a permanent ban.

Americans up and down our nation’s beautiful coasts know that offshore drilling is a direct threat to the health of the environment and to the economic vitality of coastal communities.

We’ve been proud to stand with coastal residents in California and across the nation to oppose the administration’s efforts to open federal waters to new offshore oil drilling.

 

... Thanks to that movement, California is now in the vanguard of the effort to fight climate change. The state has committed itself to move beyond fossil fuels and is on track to power the entire state exclusively with renewable energy by 2045.

 

... That’s why we introduced the West Coast Ocean Protection Act. This legislation would protect the environment and livelihoods of our coastal communities by permanently banning offshore drilling in federal waters off the coasts of California, Oregon and Washington. It would also end the uncertainty caused by the Trump administration’s moves to sell more leases. All six West Coast senators support the bill.

 

... In the face of the growing threat of climate change, opening more areas to drilling makes no sense. We should focus on cutting emissions and protecting coastal communities from rising sea levels, not extracting more oil so private companies can profit.

California has shown the way forward, and it doesn’t involve expansion and deregulation of offshore drilling.
 

Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris represent California in the U.S. Senate. Harris is also a Democratic candidate running for president in the upcoming 2020 election.
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

NIMBY on steroids. And posturing.

The only reason this would make it thru committees for a vote, is for a symbolic vote against.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

(edited)

Obviously these people have never fished near an oil rig. 

Every single platform off Lousiana and Texas is an artificial reef supporting the very base of the marine food chain by giving coral and small fish a place to grow.

Edited by Landon Ferguson
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Landon Ferguson said:

Obviously these people have never fished near an oil rig. 

Every single platform off Lousiana and Texas is an artificial reef supporting the very base of the marine food chain by giving coral and small fish a place to grow.

And over here in Malaysia, big fish too.

 

Whale Shark Sarawak.jpg

DSC00751 rev1.jpg

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0