Washington, DC — The Obama Administration announced this afternoon that it will ban offshore oil drilling in certain parts of the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans. 350.org has helped lead a campaign against fossil fuel development on public lands and in federal waters.
The organization’s Executive Director May Boeve issued the following reaction to the announcement:
“This is an important move, but we’re still looking forward to the day when all communities are protected from fossil fuel development. Everyone deserves the right to safe environment and the benefits of a clean energy economy. That includes those in the Gulf and other areas facing dangerous oil, gas and coal expansion.
During the Obama Presidency, the ‘keep it in the ground’ movement transformed our public conversation about fossil fuels and made announcements like today’s possible. Now, we must redouble our resistance to Trump and the industry’s drill-baby-drill agenda. Our climate and communities depend on it.”