Oil and Water dont mix - The Risks From Offshore Oil Drilling Event

February 07, 2018

Ever hear of the old saying "oil and water don't mix" well its true! And if this goes through and when (not if) there is an Oil Spill...our costal waters will be destroyed!

An event hosted by Gotham Whale, All Our Energy, Surfrider Foundation - Central Long Island Chapter, Oceana - New York, Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island, Citizens Campaign for the Environment and Atlantic Marine Conservation Society took place at the Long Beach public Library on February 7th,  2018. Six short films were shown that highlight the grassroots resistance taking place across the US, as well as stories from past oil and gas exploration – including the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster.

In January 2018, the government proposed a new offshore oil drilling plan that would open up nearly 90% of all U.S. waters to offshore oil drilling, including New York. This plan threatens our coastal ecosystems, economies, and way of life putting New York's coastal communities, beaches, surf breaks, and marine ecosystems including all fishing grounds along with whale and dolphin feeding and transit areas at serious risk of catastrophic oil spills and economic decimation. If you didn’t know, America’s publicly owned waters will be turned over to the oil companies at the highest bid.

The methods used for searching for oil alone may have devastating affects on the Mammals living in those mapping areas. Read up here Will Atlantic Ocean Oil Prospecting Silence Endangered Right Whales?  

NY State is holding its own hearing on offshore oil drilling on Long Island. There will be a press event and rally before the hearing, starting at 945AM. Interested in going? Here's the information

Photos from last nights event.

 

 

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