# 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


or call us to arrange a drop-off or pick-up no later than March 5th, 2018.

# 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 if you cannot attend the only Georgia public meeting in Atlanta on 2/28/18. – 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 – Submit written comments to BOEM by March 9th. Full instructions for submitting comments on-line, in-person, or by mail are found here https://www.boem.gov/National-Program-Comment/. If you choose to submit your comments by mail they should be sent to:

Ms. Kelly Hammerle
National OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program Manager
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (VAM-LD)
45600 Woodland Road 
Sterling, VA 20166-9216
Phone (703) 787-1613

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