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FYI – Hands Across the Sand Delaware

Show your support for an oil rig free Atlantic by joining us in Rehoboth Beach on Saturday, May 19th 2018, for Hands Across the Sand.

Hands Across the Sand is a movement made up of people from all walks of life. We are parents, friends, neighbors, small business owners, and sportsmen. We span political lines, geographic boundaries, and socio-economic groups. We are united by the desire to protect our coastal economies, oceans, wildlife, fisheries, our environment and our way of life from the threat of offshore drilling.

This movement got its start 8 years ago after the BP Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Americas largest environmental disaster. In response to the spill, citizens came together at their local beaches to join hands in solidarity for one of our most precious resources, the ocean. Since then, Hands Across the Sand has turned into a yearly, worldwide event.

The threat of offshore drilling is expanding to Atlantic waters and putting Delaware in the crosshairs. Earlier this year, the Trump administration put forth a proposal to open over 90% of U.S. offshore regions to oil and gas exploration and development, including areas off Delaware’s coast

We do not want a Deepwater Horizon off our coast!

The Trump administration says local voices matter in determining which regions will and will not be ultimately be opened to offshore drilling. We need to let this administration know Delaware stands resolute in its opposition to offshore drilling in the Atlantic.