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, hydraulic fracturing, Keystone XL pipeline, Tar Sands extraction and all other dirty fuel projects that threaten our communities and destabilize our climate. Say NO to dirty fuels and YES to clean energy.
Citizens from Tybee Island, Savannah, and nearby coastal communities will be joined by activists from the Center for a Sustainable Coast, Georgia Chapter of the Sierra Club. Tybee Councilman Paul Wolff will be among the speakers who will address the crowd.
Of particular concern in Georgia is the Department of the Interior and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) plans to use 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: Beach to the north of the Tybee Pier and Pavilion, Strand Ave.