MINERALS MANAGEMENT SERVICE PUBLIC MEETING
ACTIVISTS BUSING IN FROM AROUND CALIFORNIA TO STAGE A PROTEST AGAINST OFFSHORE DRILLING
WHAT: Activists bused in from around California will hold a protest against the Minerals Management Service’s (MMS) proposed five-year plan for
on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Demonstrators will be making speeches, waving signs, and speaking at the hearing to tell the MMS and public how the increase in offshore oil drilling and this proposed plan could critically impact some of the world’s most pristine and lead to the destruction of important habitats that are home to a diversity of wildlife.
**PHOTO, VIDEO AND INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE**
WHO: Join Surfrider Foundation activists, members, volunteers from California, Oregon and Washington, surfers, beach enthusiasts, and local, regional and national elected officials
Doors will open at 8:00 AM
Hearing begins at 9:00 AM and will conclude by
Press is also invited to join Surfrider Foundation and its supporters for a noontime rally and demonstration that will feature speeches from various elected officials and activists, along with live music.
WHERE: University of California, San Francisco
Mission Bay Conference Center
TO SPEAK: In order to speak at the hearing, RSVP to DOI_Events@ios.doi.gov
**If you are unable to attend the hearing, written comments will be accepted through http://actionnetwork.org/campaign/not_the_answer_03_09, or by mail to: Ms. Renee Orr, Chief, Leasing Division, Mineral Management Service, MS 4010,
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, OR TO SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW WITH A SURFRIDER FOUNDATION REPRESENTATIVE, PLEASE CONTACT ALEXIS HENRY AT OR AHENRY@SURFRIDER.ORG