Add your name: No new offshore drilling

Re: Docket # BOEM-2022-0031

When we drill, we spill -- and that spells devastation for our sea turtles, seabirds and ocean ecosystems. New offshore drilling leases in U.S. oceans will lock us into decades more risk of oil spills and day-to-day pollution.

With renewable energy on the rise, we don't need to jeopardize our marine life or our coastal communities. Indeed, if we are going to escape the worst effects of climate change, we can't afford to keep investing in this dirty, dangerous practice for years to come.

I was heartened to see that you are considering holding no new lease sales from 2023 to 2028. For the sake of our ocean and our climate, I urge you to protect our coasts and halt leasing for oil and gas drilling in our ocean.