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Your help is needed today to support more protections from offshore oil drilling along California's coast. Please sign and share the petition below created by Turtle Island Restoration Network in partnership with SignOn.org- we have less than a month!

http://signon.org/sign/obama-declare-a-marine?source=c.url&r_by=701421

The northern California coast is one of the most biologically diverse and productive marine ecosystems in the world thanks to protections in place by the National Marine Sanctuary system. However, a broadly supported local effort to expand the Sanctuary boundaries, Representative Lynn Woolsey's bill (HR 192), has stalled in Congress.

Your support is needed today to urge President Barak Obama to declare a protective marine monument in the area proposed for Marine Sanctuary expansion by Woolsey in HR 192. Obama has the power of executive order to grant Californian's this wonderful gift and provide Rep. Woolsey closure to her campaign to protect California's Marin, Sonoma and Mendocino coasts from the threats of offshore oil drilling before she retires at the end of this term.

The plan to expand the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries from Marin north through the entire Sonoma Coast to Point Arena in southern Mendocino County has wide support from California elected officials, local governments, the Marin County Board of Supervisors, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, fishing organizations, businesses, chambers of commerce and environmental groups.

Join the Turtle Island Restoration Network in urging President Obama to take swift and decisive action to create a marine monument for the preservation of California's valuable marine wildlife and the security of this ecosystem that we all depend on.

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