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"Sustaining this awakening is the next great task.
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Date: Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 2:36 PM
Subject: [Sonoma-NoDAPL] Action alert: Stop drilling for oil off the California coast - deadline for comments March 9th
To: Sonoma-NoDAPL <email@example.com>
Stop drilling for oil off the California coast! The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is proposing to sell leases to oil companies for drilling off the entire west coast and east coast of the USA and all around Alaska. Comments due by March 9th.
Very many thanks to Ann Hancock of the Center for Climate Protection for sending out the Action Alert below which provides a framework for comments.
On February 8th, the Sierra Club Sonoma Group organized a bus to Sacramento to the rally and the BOEM (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management) meeting where people could submit comments. The following talking points were provided so you can also use these as a basis for comments:
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Subject:Action alert: Stop drilling for oil off the California coast ❗
Date:Tue, 27 Feb 2018 17:01:37 +0000
From:Ann Hancock <firstname.lastname@example.org>
February 22, 2018
The federal government invites comments re drilling for oil off the California coast. Let’s let them know that Californians are opposed. Comments are due by March 9th.
Click on the "Take Action" button below, then click on the "Comment now!" button on the top right side of the page.
Here's some sample text you can copy and paste into the comments section.
Why is the federal government planning on drilling for more oil off the coast of California? The amount of carbon already contained in the world’s proven coal and oil and gas reserves is five times the amount required to increase the global temperature by 2 degrees Celsius. The vast majority of the world’s scientific community and the 195 nations which signed the Paris Climate Accord agree that it is imperative to avoid an increase of average global surface temperature of more than two degrees. So if our current fossil fuel reserves exceed what we can safely consume, why would we want to drill for more oil and risk seriously damaging our vital coastal eco-system and California's tourism and fishing industries?
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Thank you for all you do to make a difference!
Ann Hancock, Executive Director
Center for Climate Protection
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