URGENT CALL TO ACTION FOR MARINE LIFE AND CALIFORNIA’S COASTAL COMMUNITIES
The Oil Industry is pushing for a massive giveaway at the expense of whales, dolphins and coastal communities NOW.
The bill – H.R. 4239 – would roll back decades of protections for marine life and our environment, ignoring the opposition of coastal communities.
The group Oceana is hoping 30,000 people contact their elected representatives before Wednesday.How bad is this? Bad. H.R. 4239 would:
- Weaken vital protections for whales and other marine mammals from harm or loss of life
- Expedite oil and gas drilling – and spilling – in public waters, against community opposition
- Fast-track seismic airgun blasting, which can harm dolphins, whales and other marine life
- Risk over $81.9 billion in revenue and 1.5 million jobs supported by healthy oceans
These extreme measures to eliminate safeguards for dolphins and whales in the pursuit of expanded offshore drilling is shortsighted and wrong. The consequences could be severe.
So, call Congressman Knight and say something like:
Please don’t support HR 4239. It eliminates marine life safeguards and is bad for California coastal communities. It does nothing for the 25th Congressional District.