Activists Gather To Oppose Offshore Drilling


Concerned Citizens Join Hands to Say NO to Offshore Oil Drilling and YES to Clean Energy

Environmental groups host a public demonstration to protest oil drilling

WHAT: Hands Across the Sand is a movement of people from all walks of life and political affiliations. This movement is not about politics; it is about protection of our coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife, and fishing industry. On June 26th people from around the world will join hands in opposition to oil drilling. There are over 650 sites world wide participating in the event.

Hands Across The Sand will have great visuals for both still photography and live video. In Santa
Monica, hundreds of Southern Californians dressed in black to represent the tar balls that wash ashore, will link hands and draw a physical line in the sand to bring awareness to the dangers of offshore oil drilling.

WHO: Representatives from: Santa Monica Baykeeper, Surfrider Foundation, KPFK 90.7 FM, & Sierra Club, Environment California; keynote speakers, and concerned citizens fighting for the safety and protection of our oceans.

WHEN: Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 11:00a.m. Press conference begins at 11am. At noon participants will hold hands.

WHERE: Santa Monica Beach Pier—meet slightly north of the Pier on the sand.

WHY: To raise awareness about the devastating effects oil drilling could have on our coastal economies and environment.

To organize a national movement of concerned citizens who will steer America’s energy policy away from its dependence on fossil fuels and in the direction of clean energy.

To convince our State Legislators, Governors, Congress and President Obama to adopt policies encouraging clean and renewable energy sources. Create legislation that creates tax incentives to encourage clean energy industries and to bring business and jobs to our coastal states. Create legislation that gives Americans tax incentives to adopt in–home solar technology.