The current five-year plan for offshore oil and gas leasing will expire on July 1, 2022. Prior to that date, President Biden is expected to issue a “proposed program” for offshore oil and gas leasing which will kick-off a 90-day public comment period.
During his campaign, Biden promised to end new leasing for offshore drilling. Now, rising gas prices and pressure from the oil and gas industry could threaten the president’s resolve – we cannot let that happen. The BP Drilling disaster had catastrophic impacts on the Gulf environment, wildlife, communities, and economies. President Biden MUST hear from us on the importance of preventing future disasters before he puts out his offshore drilling plan.
Check out this chilling video footage of the BP Drilling Disaster: