Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recently announced the Trump administration's plans to open 90% of the Outer Continental Shelf off the U.S. coast to oil and gas exploration. The drilling plan will be in effect from 2019 to 2024 and includes
47 potential lease sales along the Arctic, Pacific, and Atlantic coasts.
National Audubon Society and the Elisha Mitchell Audubon chapter are strongly against this plan.
David Yarnold, president of National Audubon Society, says: "Coastal communities profit from sustainable beach tourism and protecting birds and places they need, both of which would be directly affected by oil spills. This five-year plan ignores millions of Americans who don't want their shorelines put in harm's way."
Make your voice heard by commenting on the proposed offshore drilling plan
before March 9th.