Altamaha Riverkeeper News

Our Last Chance for Georgia to Protect Our Coast from Off-shore Drilling

We only have a few more days to get the state resolutions passed (with the session ending on March 30). SR 706 is stuck in the Natural Resources Committee (Chairman Harper) and HR 1041 is stuck in the Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications Committee (Chairman Parsons).

There are several things we can do to keep the offshore opposition moving:

1. We need the resolutions to move out of committee, so the “call out” linked below includes a message directed to the committee members. Most committee members are from the metro Atlanta area, so please help get the word out to our metro North Georgia friends.  HR 1041 and SR 706.

2. Ask Governor Deal to request an exemption for Georgia.

3. Send letters to the editor of your local paper about the need to oppose oil drilling and seismic testing off our coast.

There are so many ways that you can help keep our rivers clean and beautiful. Responding to Action Alerts or reaching out to your elected representatives. Find your way to get involved!