Alaska Oil and Gas Lease Sales
Submit a public comment urging the Biden administration to cancel dangerous offshore drilling oil and gas lease sales of over 1 million acres in Alaska’s Cook Inlet. Also, have them commit to no new offshore drilling lease sales anywhere in the U.S. moving forward! Deadline: December 13th
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland call1-202-208-3100 https://www.doi.gov/contact-us
President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris call 202-456-1111 https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
Stop Line 3!
December 14th marks the anniversary of the first large-scale arrest of water protectors taking nonviolent direct action to Stop Line 3. The Line 3 replacement pipeline will run tar sands oil from Canada through North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Enbridge, the Canadian pipeline company, is accused of rushed construction that has pierced at least one artesian aquifer and caused dozens of frac-out spills, damaging waters and wetlands. Yet no federal Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been demanded for the project. On December 14th, groups are holding a national Stop Line 3 Day of Action
They are asking the Army Corps of Engineers to demand a federal Environmental Impact Statement. You are urged to write a simple letter asking the Biden Administration and the Army Corps of Engineers to take immediate action to shut down Line 3, specifically calling on them to revoke the federal permits for Line 3 and call on the Army Corps of Engineers to issue a federal EIS.
Contact the Whitehouse (above) and The Army Corps of Engineers:
202-761-7690 Environmental Affairs
Comment on the expansion of commercial airport facilities in Puget Sound (Dec. 10th)
The Washington State Legislature created the Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission (CACC) to recommend a single preferred location for a new commercial service airport by February 15, 2023. Puget Sound will have an estimated 27 million unmet passenger boardings each year in 2050. Similarly, by 2050, air cargo demand is expected to more than double, and general aviation, which includes private and recreational flights, chartered flights, and emergency medical and fire services, is expected to grow throughout the state as well. priorities related to aviation and how the Commission and WSDOT should address the demand. An invitation to take the survey was mailed to a random sample of addresses, and the people who took the survey and the data analysis reflect the demographics of the eight counties we surveyed. This online open house provides an additional source of feedback. Your input is important.