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Rally for Our Coast!

  • Bell Tower on Capitol Square 101 North 9th Street Richmond, VA, 23219 United States (map)

Protect Virginia from offshore drilling! Join Environment Virginia and other members of the environmental community for a rally on Monday, April 1st at 11:00am to urge the federal and state administrations to take a stand to protect Virginia's coastline!

The rally begins promptly at 11:00am at the Bell Tower. It will begin with featured comments from elected officials, community leaders and environmental advocates.

We hope to see you all there! We need your support to show the administration that Virginia's coasts are worth protecting and that we say no to offshore drilling!

Background Info on Offshore Drilling: The federal administration released a plan in January 2018 which would open more than 90% of U.S. federal waters to oil and gas drilling, including the entire U.S. Atlantic. The administration is getting ready to release a second draft of that plan this year. This plan could prove devastating for the marine and environmental life that call Virginia’s shores home. It is also dangerous for Virginia’s economy. So much of the tourism revenue depends on Virginia’s beautiful coastline, and many business owners have expressed concern that that they could be harmed by this marine disruption and degradation.