We love the coast, so let’s make sure it isn’t covered in oil. EAC is working to oppose federal plans for offshore oil drilling and fracking with a statewide coalition which has been incredibly successful. As we look back on 2018, we can point to many victories. 50+ local resolutions were passed throughout the state opposing offshore oil drilling, including Marin’s Resolution in January. Two bills (SB 834 and AB 1775) were signed by Governor Brown to oppose offshore drilling. The Business Alliance for Protecting the Pacific Coast (BAPPC) was formed and includes many local businesses. Visit BAPPC if you know a business that would like to join!
Our work continues into 2019 as the federal administration continues to push for oil and fracking expansion. We expect the Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM) to release its 5 year plan soon. You can count on EAC to keep you informed and engaged.