Thur – 1/10: You are cordially invited to the 50th anniversary of the environmental tragedy that started “Earth Day”.

The Center for Biological Diversity would like to cordially invite you to their “big, bold, badass protest” they are organizing on January 28th, the 50th anniversary of the Santa Barbara oil spill disaster.

From the Center for Biological Diversity…

“On January 28th, 1969, a massive offshore oil spill erupted in the Santa Barbara Channel, blanketing the California coast, including Chumash ancestral homeland, in over 3 million gallons of oil. The sight of the 800 square-mile oil slick inspired then-Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin to organize what came to be known as “Earth Day“, when he succeeded in amassing some 20 million people to the cause of educating people on issues related to the environment on April 20, 1970, with the help of U.S. Rep. Pete McCloskey of California.

In the 50 years since Santa Barbara’s disaster, other devastating oil spills – from Exxon Valdez in ‘89, to the BP Disaster in 2010, to the Plains Refugio spill in 2015 – have proven that offshore drilling remains dirty and dangerous.

But Trump and his swamp cabinet are moving forward with a proposal to dramatically expand offshore drilling in all our oceans – including off the California coast for the first time in more than 30 years – while simultaneously rolling back protections that prevent catastrophic oil spills.
In response over 80 West Coast communities have formally voiced their opposition to offshore drilling, and more than 1 million Americans have submitted comments demanding we keep offshore oil in the ground. Yet the Trump administration continues to prioritize the profits of the fossil fuel industry over the interests of our communities and the health of our oceans.

Join us, Monday, the 28th, on the 50th anniversary of the ‘69 Santa Barbara oil spill to protest the Trump administration’s plan to drill and frack our oceans. We’ll gather outside of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Pacific office in Camarillo (760 Paseo Camarillo, Camarillo) between 10:00 & 11:00 am, to tell Trump and Bernhardt that offshore drilling and the oil spills, leaky pipelines and climate chaos that come with it are not welcome off our coast.”

Facebook link here. Share far and wide! 

(Indivisibles: Start working on your signs! This will be epic!)

 

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