In the first few days of 2018, Trump's Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced a huge belated holiday gift to Big Oil: an unbelievably reckless plan to open up nearly all federal waters to oil and gas drilling. Then, just five days later, Zinke made another announcement (on Twitter, following in his boss's footsteps): Florida, and only Florida, would be spared. The fact that even Florida’s conservative climate-denier governor wanted no part of Trump’s offshore drilling plan highlights just how dangerous this proposal is.
We need to keep this oil in the ground and stop building new fossil fuel projects that lock us into a dangerous, fossil-fueled future. Click on the statement below.
The Department of the Interior is now accepting public comments on Trump’s destructive plan to open our public waters to offshore oil and gas drilling. Speak out now to say NO to drilling on our coasts.
The Dreamers Act and CHIP, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, await action by Congress. It appears that Congress will kick the budget can down the road again, putting these programs in peril. Continue the pressure on your congressional representative to act.
A thought to ponder from Daniel Berrigan: “And then there is the question of prayer, which consists for the most part insisting that God do for us what we are unwilling to do for one another. Resolve: Let's do for one another what we would have God do for all. This is known as God-like activity."