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TERRI CORTVRIEND, STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 72, MIDDLETOWN AND PORTSMOUTH

TERRI CORTVRIEND ADVOCATES STRONGLY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, PUBLIC EDUCATION,
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East Coast Offshore Drilling Would Be Devastating

January 19, 2018

 

The Trump administration recently announced its ecologically devastating plan to open offshore drilling up and down the East Coast. Can you imagine the destruction an offshore oil spill could do to Rhode Island's beaches and coastline, and the damage it would cause to our fisheries and the recreational marine industry? 

 

This all happens when climate science tells us that we should be urgently reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. 

 

Even if there is no spill, the industry of oil drilling will surely have a negative impact on our marine ecosystem. Now is the time to speak out. 

 

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has opened a 60-day comment period for citizens to provide feedback on the proposal. Our voices must be loud and clear. 

 

The Interior Department is holding 23 public meetings to explain the plan. There will be a public hearing on the new federal offshore drilling program on Thursday, Jan. 25, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Providence Marriott. The more people there to oppose the plan the better, even if not everyone can stay for the whole meeting. 

 

You can also submit comments directly to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management through its portal: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=BOEM-2017-0074-0001

 

For more information on how you can support efforts to defeat this terrible plan, visit the Surfrider Foundation's website at surfrider.org

 

Terri Cortvriend, Portsmouth 

 

Originally published in the Newport Daily News. 

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