ELEVEN ACTIONS TO TAKE TO PROTECT OUR GEORGIA COAST

# 1 – Start a petition drive to Governor Deal using this petition TODAY! (Download petition here.)

After you get as many signatures as possible, mail them to:

Ogeechee Riverkeeper
PO Box 16206
Savannah, GA 31416

# 2 – Share Oceana’s online petition to Governor Deal with your friends and family: https://www.change.org/p/governor-deal-oppose-oil-and-gas-development-and-exploration-off-our-georgia-coast

# 3 – Visit the BOEM  “virtual meeting room” on the BOEM website to find out about future public meetings. – https://www.boem.gov/National-Program-Virtual-Room/

# 4 – Send a letter to your state representative and senator. (Download representative template hereDownload senator template here.) Find your state lawmakers here: https://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/

# 5 – Send a letter to US Congressman Carter and Senators Isakson and Perdue (Download template here).

# 6 – Write letters to the editor for local newspapers (Download template here).

# 7 – Ask local businesses to sign the business community petition found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdvM4JOYxF-nfAaRLEmr6cGgZFQ72fhLrX0ZEk_prsYlWybCg/viewform?c=0&w=1

# 8 – Talk to your neighbors and family about what the coast means to you and the threats offshore seismic and drilling pose to our environment, economy, and way of life, and ask them to Take Action.

# 9 – Review the Draft Proposed Program for Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing (2019-2024) or Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement here- https://www.boem.gov/NP-Draft-Proposed-Program-2019-2024/

# 10 – If you missed the March 9th deadline to submit written comments to BOEM that’s alright. There will be more opportunities to comment! We will update this list as those opportunities arise. 

# 11 – Keep showing up at City Council and County Commissioners meetings and speak to the issue during public sessions.