CITIZENS, BUSINESSES, ORGANIZATIONS: SAY NO TO OFFSHORE DRILLING IN THE GULF OF MAINE.
Please take this opportunity to write and ask to protect marine species including fragile whale populations, dolphins, seals, lobsters, fisheries, estuaries, shorebirds, coastal communities and the tourism industry.
Attend the BOEM public meeting in Concord on March 5th
Submit your comments by March 9th! (script below)
HUMPBACK WHALES, RIGHT WHALES, MINKE WHALES, DOLPHINS, SEALS, SHOREBIRDS and other sea life are threatened by expanding offshore drilling.
Stand with citizens, science educators, environmental organizations, clean water action, marine mammal and shorebird protection, ocean advocates and those who love the seashore and say NO TO OFFSHORE DRILLING in the Gulf of Maine and across America. #NoDrillNoSpillNoKill
Not sure what to write? Use our script! Edit and add your own comments to personalize your message to the BOEM. Your voice is important. Thank you! #MakeYourVoiceEcho!
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Ryan Zinke, U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240
Dear Secretary Zinke,
I write to you with grave concern about opening the coastal waters of America to increased offshore drilling. As a resident of New Hampshire, my personal concern is for the Gulf of Maine. off the shores of New England.
I treasure our beautiful rocky coastline and all of the species that live here and migrate through. The North Atlantic Right Whale, Humpback whales and so many other species already hanging in the balance would be threatened by the excessive, excruciating sound that may even leave them deaf and unable to navigate by echolocation. Shorebirds that live here all year long or migrate through would also be put at risk.
Those who draw their income from fishing in the Gulf of Maine's waters and the restaurants and tourism that are generated from fishing and recreation would be severely impacted. In New Hampshire, tourism is a key source of revenue.
To continue drilling for oil and gas is destructive to coastal and marine ecology and species, but also to our climate, that is already impacting moose, lobster, shrimp, cod, maple trees and the quality of maple syrup.
The precious snow that tourists flock to see sparkling on our mountaintops. go skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling on, is already in decline. We just can't risk raising the temperature even one degree more.
I stand with Governor Sununu, Senator Shaheen and Senator Hassan in respectfully asking that you reconsider the damaging practice of offshore drilling for oil and gas in favor of the people and wildlife that live in New Hampshire and New England and support of increased offshore wind and solar.
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SUBMIT COMMENTS NOW
Environmental Impact Statements; Availability, etc.: 2019-2024 Draft Proposed Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program
Notice of Availability (NOA) of the 2019-2024 Draft Proposed Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program and Notice of Intent (NOI) to Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)