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What was at Stake
Our climate cannot afford more federal offshore oil and gas drilling. We know that drilling in our public waters leads to oil spills and contributes to extreme weather, rising sea levels due to climate change - and the oil and gas industry continues to profit at the expense of our health and our climate. Every gallon of oil extracted from our coastal floor is possible because of a lease sale. Data proves that new federal leasing won’t lower gas prices now or for decades – but it will irreversibly harm our communities and our environment, all while fast-tracking climate disaster.
Now, more than ever, we need the Biden administration to take the lead on climate action, and that includes ending new federal offshore leasing. Right now, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is asking for public feedback on its draft Five-Year program to decide if it should offer new offshore leases that would allow the oil and gas industry to drill in public waters for decades.
Tell BOEM: No new offshore oil and gas leasing.