Governor Larry Hogan needs to hear that this is an issue that matters to Marylanders – from Western Maryland to the Eastern Shore. He needs to hear from you, Friend. Will you join with fellow Marylanders to protect our coast?
When the initial Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s draft of an energy plan came out in 2015 that included our coastal waters for potential offshore drilling, our movement got organized. It started with the fantastic grassroots efforts of Ocean City residents who kayaked against the drilling of our precious natural resources on the eastern shore. 1
Protecting our coast from drilling isn’t about just what happens in the ocean waters. It’s also about the havoc that onshore infrastructure to support oil drilling activities will cause for our coastal industries. Thousands of Marylanders work in tourism, recreation, and fishing up and down our coastline.
Governor Hogan understands that our coast is a special place worth preserving. Friend, let him know that this is what you want him to do (and tell him how why protecting our coast from drilling matters to you).
On behalf of all of us, thank you for the time you invested in this fight the first time. We can – and must – take it on again.
Dannielle Lipinski, Communications and Outreach Manager