ACTION ALERT: Stop Plans to Drill for Oil off US Coasts
October 10, 2003
National Resources Defense Council
On October 14, citizens are encouraged to call Congress to express their opinion on Bush administration's Energy Plan which would promote new nuceal powerplants, increase dependence on fossil fuels and overturn moratoriums on oil drilling off US coasts.
"COAST calls to CONGRESS" on Tuesday, October 14 is an amazingly quick
and easy way to convince your own Senators and Housemember to save your
coastline from offshore oil drilling and other looming threats. Just call
up your representatives on Tuesday and ask for two things:
1) Ask that the energy bill be killed -- because it would undermine
twenty-one years of bipartisan congressional protection for the US West
Coast, the entire East Coast, Florida, and parts of Alaska, threatening
areas where new offshore drilling has been off-limits, and would open the
Arctic Refuge to drilling as well.
2) Ask that the offshore drilling ban for Alaska's Bristol Bay be restored
in the Interior Appropriations bill, to continue protection for the most
important salmon fishery on the planet.
To make this effective, we all need to act on the same day -- Tuesday,
Remember: No energy bill, and save Bristol Bay.
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