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BOEM Hearing on February 9


Ever surfed in OBX, paddled at Chincoteague, or swam in Virginia Beach? Let's protect these treasured coastal spots from disaster.

BOEM just issued its plan to allow oil and gas drilling in the Mid-Atlantic.

Drilling includes seismic surveys, drilling operations, oil transport by tankers, and the installation of platforms, pipelines, and other infrastructure. Collectively these activities would significantly damage both the environment and related economies, while exposing the East Coast to the risk of a catastrophic oil spill.

The Surfrider Foundation opposes these plans. Help protect our local coastlines from the dangers of oil and gas drilling: attend the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management hearing here in D.C. on Monday, February 9 and tell BOEM to protect our local Mid-Atlantic coastlines.

RSVP on our Facebook event so that we know you're coming and show up any time between 1pm and 7pm:

Can you make it to the 1pm rally before the hearing starts? Awesome! Please email We're looking for early attendees.

Let's prevent this from happening in the Mid-Atlantic:


Can't make it to the hearing? Submit your comments to BOEM online here. Not sure what to say? Surfrider has created this sample comment.