We have a chance to expand the protective boundaries of the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries thanks to the support of thousands of activists like you and the tireless work of Northern California's Congressional representatives. If approved, the expansion would block all future offshore oil and gas activity from an additional 2,700 square miles of California's ocean. Please take action today!
Protect Sea Turtles, Whales, and Seabirds
The new Sanctuary boundaries would expand north to include the Sonoma and Mendocino Coasts, and a critical upwelling zone that supports one of the most biodiverse marine ecosystems in the world. Pacific leatherback sea turtles, white sharks, blue whales, seabirds and coho salmon are just a few of the endangered and charismatic creatures that rely on this marine habitat for their continued existence.
Oil and Gas Developments Banned Forever
All oil, gas, and mineral developments are prohibited within the National Marine Sanctuaries. Ocean activists and Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey (now retired) fought for decades to keep Northern California's coast free from oil drilling. A Marine Sanctuary expansion would mean a historic victory that broadens the protections gained through their years of work.
Take action now:
1) Click here to add your name in support of expanding California's National Marine Sanctuaries. http://action.seaturtles.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=12202
2) Write your own personal support letter! Follow the instructions at the bottom of the online petition page.
3) Support this campaign with a tax-deductible contribution to save sea turtles and marine mammals.
Chris Pincetich, Ph.D.
Outreach & Education Manager
Turtle Island Restoration Network
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