Clean Ocean Action

Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Drilling



On January 4th, 2018 the Trump Administration declared war on the shore when Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke announced the next phase of President Trump’s new 5-year Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. The plan includes opening the entire Atlantic Ocean from Maine to Florida for drilling including all of the Jersey Shore and NY’s South Shore and would allow rigs to come within 3 miles of beaches.


THANK YOU for your incredible efforts in 2018 to oppose the 2019-2024 Draft Proposed Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Program with over 1,670,314 comments submitted! The fight is not over. We are expecting the final release of the plan to released in early 2019. Stay tuned.


To learn more about the Trump Administration's agenda and OCS oil and gas exploration check out the OCS Oil and Gas Factsheet. To express opposition to the plan sign the OCS and Seismic Petition!



Coastal States Band Together to Stop OCS Drilling and Exploration!

In a wave of bipartisan opposition, coastal states and federal representatives have introduced and passed bills to oppose offshore oil and gas drilling and exploration in the country's oceans. Such bills prevent the construction of oil and gas exploration and drilling infrastructure in state waters. Additionally, ten states on the east coast brought suit to the federal government to prevent any drilling and exploration in the Atlantic Ocean.

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The map above illustrates the states that participated in legislative and legal moves to prevent fossil fuel exploration in our nation's oceans. To learn more about those actions view the OCS Ban Legislation Chart!






New Jersey Signed Legislation to Ban OCS Oil and Gas Exploration and Drilling in State Waters

On the 8th Anniversary of the worst oil spill in history, the tragic Deep Water Horizon/BP Oil Spill Disaster, NJ Governor Murphy signed into law the STOP – Offshore Oil and Gas Act.  It is the strongest state law in the country against the offshore oil and gas industry, and passed with near unanimous\bi-partisan support from the NJ legislature.  It also affirms the importance of the ocean to the state’s economy and psyche—from High Point to Cape May Point, most agree—the Jersey Shore is a Clean Ocean Zone and a no-go zone for ocean industrialization.




Learn more about Clean Ocean Action's efforts to block the Trump Administration's dangerous fossil fuel agenda here!


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