Activists continue to fight against potential offshore drilling and testing
OCEAN CITY, Md. – If you were laying out by the water on 146th street in Ocean City Saturday afternoon you may have noticed some local activists speaking out against seismic testing and offshore drilling.
This was all part of a nation-wide event called Hands Across The Sand where communities across the U.S. joined hands at beaches and parks to demonstrate their opposition to seismic testing and offshore oil drilling.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Delaware Governor John Carney, as well as coastal towns like Ocean City and Fenwick Island have previously expressed their opposition to testing and drilling.
“The oil drilling program has been delayed by the administration, but it is not completely off the table. And that’s what people in Delaware and Maryland want. They want the entire Atlantic off the table, and they don’t want seismic air gun blasting, either,” said Jacob Ross with Oceana.
Members of the Surfrider Foundation of Ocean City, Surfrider Foundation of Delaware, Assateague Coastal Trust, Oceana Mid-Atlantic, and Go Green OC were all in attendance.