The Biden administration has a chance to commit to no new lease sales for offshore drilling for the next half-decade — safeguarding crucial ocean habitats like the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska’s Cook Inlet from the harm and destruction inherent in offshore drilling.
It was just last fall that a pipeline breach off of California’s southern coast created an oil slick spanning 8,320 acres and leaving ecological catastrophe in its wake. If the best time to stop offshore drilling was before this spill, before Deepwater Horizon in 2010 or the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989 — the second-best time is right now.
Committing, as a nation, to no new offshore oil leases for the next half-decade would mean a cleaner future for our oceans, a safer future for our wildlife, and a healthier future for our planet. Will you join us in calling on the Biden administration to protect our oceans from offshore drilling?