Thursday 2/8 – One call for DACA support, and then the environment needs our help today.

#1 – Quick Support Call to your Rep. today for DACA!!

Minimal Script: Hi. I’m calling from [zip code] to thank Rep.for supporting the Dream Act (H.R. 3440) and family unification, and to demand no funding for a wasteful wall or surplus border staffing.

 

Call Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779
or Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348

#2 – Person of Conflicting Interests (Call)

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to ask Sen. [__] to oppose the nomination of a Andrew Wheeler , a coal lobbyist and climate change denier for Deputy Administrator of the EPA.
Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430

and Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884

Other Senator Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

#3 – The Destruction of Bears Ears is only the beginning…(Call)

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Thursday – 4 easy actions on drilling, bump stocks, kids’ lunches, and who’s in charge of our bodies

(photo from https://www.nokidhungry.org/who-we-are/hunger-facts)

#1 – No, we want to keep drilling safety protections. Really! – Deadline Jan. 29th.

duck in oil

It’s ridiculous that we have to beg to keep basic protections that experts have created after assessing the causes of multiple devasting oil spills. But this is a new era…

So, please join in and write to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement to keep offshore drilling safety practices as-is here. As of this morning, they only have 491 comments!

Your comment doesn’t have to be amazingly original. Cruise through here for some ideas, find something that sounds sort of like you after coffee and mix it up a bit.

Here’s a sample of comments already submitted: 

  • Please protect our coastal environment! Do not weaken the current regulations on offshore drilling. The current regulations incorporate valuable lessons learned from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, when 4.9 million barrels of oil spilled into the sea, killing nearly a million seabirds and still causing effects in the Gulf. The proposed rules loosen controls on blowout preventers and third party certification that safety devices will work under the extreme conditions in which they are placed. The impact of another spill like the Deepwater Horizon, which the new rules practically guarantee, will far outweigh the benefits of reducing operating costs for oil companies that can well afford them. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement should be committed to the safety of offshore drilling operations, not with oil company profits. Strong regulation and an independent BSEE are needed to ensure that offshore drilling can coexist with other important uses of our coastline, including recreation, tourism, fishing and wilderness.
  • I am writing to inform you of my concern for the announced drilling for oil off the coastline of the US. What a terrible idea! We should be preserving our environment instead of destroying it. This country already has enough sources for oil production. Why do this? Do the oil companies really need more money? Just asking.

#2 – Please comment on “bump stocks” to the ATF. Deadline Today!

Link here.

#3 – They’ve already attacked protections on clean water and air. Now they’re coming after kids’ nutrition. Comment thru Jan. 29

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Update on yesterday’s written action…

Website URL fix from yesterday

Some were having difficulties opening the website for the Drilling programs PR site –  Here’s the link for the actual document:  “Developing a New National OCS Program 2019-2024“. Here’s a more reliable link for the rest of the website.

Note: The only meeting in California is scheduled for Sacramento on February 8th, from 3-7 pm PST.

Oh, yeah, one four-hour meeting should take care of it, FOR ALL OF CALIFORNIA!

Jim Hines of the Sierra Club got a verbal promise from the Secretary of Interior Zinke and submitted a matching official request that that two full days of public hearings would be held in Ventura and Santa Barbara so that people in the affected area can attend and comment on the 5-year plan.

In the meantime, local meeting or no, please comment here. The deadline for comments is Mar 9 2018, at 11:59 PM ET.