The Gullah/Geechee Nation also finds itself having to fight against oil exploration, oil drilling, and the use of seismic guns in the Atlantic Ocean once again since the US government is attempting to reopen the coast to this. We have until August 17, 2017 for comments to be entered with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in opposition to oil exploration including the use of seismic guns and to oil drilling. We are calling on all of our supporters worldwide to let them know that you stand with the Gullah/Geechee Nation maintaining its cultural heritage on this coast and to that end, you want the Atlantic Coast kept off of the list of locations for oil exploration and drilling to take place. You can go to https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=BOEM-2017-0050-0001 to enter your comments.
The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net) is standing with Oceana to protect the Gullah/Geechee Nation‘s coast! There is a push to begin exploring the Atlantic Ocean on the east coast to see if there could potentially be the presence of oil. (Oceana released a report entitled “Offshore Energy by the Numbers” which you can also obtain here: http://oceana.org/publications/reports/offshore-energy-numbers) …