As you may have heard, new coastal marine sanctuaries and monuments (designated or expanded in the past 10 years) are currently under review by the federal government in an effort to expand offshore oil and gas drilling. Please join me in speaking up for our coast by July 26.
What You Can Do
1. Tell the Department of Commerce to protect our marine sanctuaries and monuments before July 26
I am writing in support of all four of California’s National Marine Sanctuaries, including the Channel Islands, Monterey Bay, Cordell Bank, and Greater Farallones. Each of these sites stand as compelling testimony to the decades of broad, bipartisan support expressed by our elected officials and the public. Please maintain these vital protections for the benefit of wildlife, people, and our entire region. Thank you for your consideration.
2. Forward this to others who care about the coast
Two National Marine Sanctuaries off the San Mateo Coast covered by the order are:
- Farallones expansion (1,288,320 acres)
- Monterey Bay expansion (496,000 acres)
For more information on what’s at stake, please see Paul Rogers’ Mercury News article, Trump order that could shrink California and Pacific Ocean marine sanctuaries moves forward.
Why It Matters
Thanks to Committee for Green Foothills and others, we enjoy strong protections off the San Mateo County coast. These are vital in our efforts to protect local nature, wildlife, and important habitats.
We’ll continue to do everything we can to speak up for our coast and the protections we fought so hard to win decades ago. Thank you for joining us.
PS: Read more about our work to protect the coast and this latest threat here.