Oppose Oil Drilling on the Gullah/Geechee Coast! Help protect the Sea Islands!

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Gullah/Geechee Nation

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) hosted a public meeting in Jacksonville, FL on February 19, 2015 to encourage and facilitate public input on the potential environmental impacts of the Draft Proposed Program, which is the second step in development of the United State’s 2017-2022 Oil and Gas Leasing Five-Year Program.  This oil and gas leasing program is driving oil companies to push to use seismic guns to test for oil on the east coast and then to begin oil drilling,

Fortunately, the entire state of Florida has been removed from this draft proposal due to the public outcry which lead to numerous towns putting forth resolutions in opposition to this.   This now leaves Georgia and the Carolinas as potential areas where oil drilling could take place.  Allowing this would not only drive away sea life as seismic guns are used, but can also potentially bring about…

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