133 NGO Letter to Secretary Zinke Opposing the Expansion of Offshore Drilling

May 22, 2017

133 nonprofit organizations from across the United States sent a letter to Interior Secretary Zinke in opposition to the expansion of offshore drilling. "Offshore drilling brings unacceptable risks to our oceans, coastal residents, communities, existing economies, and our climate," the groups wrote. The letter was sent as the Department of the Interior initiated a process to revise a 5 year plan for offshore oil and gas leasing, covering 2017 - 2022, recently finalized by the Obama Administration. The Trump Administration has indicated it wants to open as much of America's oceans to drilling as it can.