Offshore Drilling Hearing: Rally and Press Conference List of Events

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

WHAT: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will hold a public meeting in San Francisco to gauge public opinion on offshore drilling. Activists from around the state will gather to send a message to Salazar that Californians want clean energy, not more offshore drilling.

WHEN: April 14th (10 am PST) Telephone Press Conference *(888) 228–9795 ID: 95038152*
April 15th (6 pm-9 pm)  Activist Gathering & Preparation
April 16th (8 am-8 pm)  Offshore Drilling Hearing
April 16th  (noon)               Rally & Concert at UCSF

EVENTS:            Tuesday, April 14 (10 am PST) à Telephone Press Conference
**PLEASE CALL (888) 228–9795 Conference ID: 95038152**
Speakers:
Carl Pope, Sierra Club Executive Director
Assemblyman Pedro Nava, (D–Santa Barbara)
Faith Gemmil, Gwich'in Alaska Native, REDOIL (Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands)

Wednesday, April 15th (6 pm-9 pm) à Activist Gathering & Preparation

Activists gather from across the state to organize against offshore drilling, create “no oil drilling” t-shirts, signs, and banners.

Where: Sports Basement: 1590 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Thursday, April 16th à    (8am-8pm) Offshore Drilling Hearing
(noon) à Rally and Concert at UCSF

A chorus of musicians, community members, elected officials, and activists come together to rally against offshore drilling.  Representatives from Environment California, NRDC, Pacific Environment, Sierra Club, Surfrider Foundation, and more to answer questions and give interviews.

VISUALS – Giant oil rig, Dolphin/Jellyfish costumes, thousands of activists with signs, BBQ with "Grill Baby Grill" theme, live music, surfboards, beach balls

Where: University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Mission Bay Conference Center, Robertson Auditorium
1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, CA

Hearing and Rally Contacts: Kristina Johnson, Sierra Club, (541) 914- 9744
Sarah Kagan, Pacific Environment, (415) 335-5031
Gina Goodhill, Environment California (213) 447-8583
Emilie Surrusco, Alaska Wilderness League, (202) 341-8787