For Immediate Release
Blair FitzGibbon, 202-503-6141
350.org, Greenpeace USA, Indigenous Environmental Network, Sierra Club, NRDC & League of Conservation Voters Ask Obama to Stop New Offshore Drilling
WASHINGTON - On Wednesday, a coalition of environmental organizations and community leaders will deliver over 2 million petitions calling on President Obama to take new offshore drilling off the table. The Obama Administration is expected to update its “five-year plan” for offshore oil and gas drilling in the coming weeks. Climate activists and community groups see new offshore drilling as a threat to our communities, our oceans, and our climate.
This 2pm EST event is being planned by a huge swath of the environmental community, and headlined by grassroots leaders from coastal communities.
Then at 3pm, members of Congress, green groups, and native leaders will hold a telephone press conference to discuss climate change and other threats posed by offshore drilling.
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