Urge the Department of the Interior to permanently ban offshore drilling leasing.
When we drill, we spill. From the Deepwater Horizon to the recent Chevron oil spill in California, offshore drilling has too often led to tragic consequences for our wildlife and our coastal communities. That's why I urge the Department of the Interior to permanently ban offshore drilling leasing in our nation's oceans.
Offshore drilling is a dirty, dangerous process that risks the future of our climate and marine ecosystems. At a time when clean, renewable technologies are rapidly advancing, there's no reason to continue leasing along our coasts. I thank the Department of Interior for pausing leasing, and ask that the current moratorium on oil and gas leasing in our federal waters be made permanent.