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Fortunately, in Oregon thanks to the leadership of great representatives like Ben Cannon, we put the moratorium protecting our territorial sea (beach to 3 nautical miles) back in place thru 2020. This was supported by a range of business', conservation groups, and fishing organizations, and passed the legislature with bi-partisian support in February of this year. On top of that along the West Coast our Senators and Representatives have the political will to ensure that a spill of the nature never happens in our federal waters (3- 200 nautical miles). This piece of legislation is know as the West Coast Moratorium.
From the Press Release:“We are united in the principle that no oil drilling should occur off our shores,” said Senator Merkley. “The Oregon Legislature has acted to stop drilling off the coast up to three miles but they can only do so much. It is up to us in Congress to protect coastal jobs and Oregon beaches.”
Tell the President and your electeds to permanently restore the federal offshore drilling now! Take action here: http://action.surfrider.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=1727
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