GATHER together with activists from the Surfrider Foundation – Georgia Chapter as we and JOIN HANDS to ask the President to reject expanding offshore drilling, seismic blasting in the Atlantic ocean THIS YEAR, and all other dirty fuel projects that threaten our communities and destabilize our climate. Say NO to dirty fuels and YES to clean energy.
Chapter activists from the Golden Isles and around the state of Georgia will be joined by activists from other local environmental advocacy organizations, with guest speakers to be announced.
This years demonstration is important – in addition to Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) recent 5 year drilling plan, Georgia and the Department of the Interior are considering whether to approve seismic air guns, 100,000 times more intense than a jet engine, to find oil and gas deposits off the east coast. The use of these air guns will disturb, injure or kill 138,500 whales and dolphins and disturb millions more marine life, as well as harm commercial fisheries and disrupt coastal economies.
WHEN: Saturday, May 17th at 12:00 noon (Media Check In at 11:30 am)
WHERE: East Beach on St. Simon’s Island, GA