History & Fact Sheets

Not sure where to start to learn about offshore oil drilling and seismic blasting? You’ve found the right place. Please find a collection of fact sheets from various organizations that highlight many of the risks offshore drilling poses to communities, economies, and natural resources. 


The First Movement

  • Where it all began: Kure Beach, North Carolina, a picturesque tourist destination known for its small town atmosphere and the oldest fishing pier on the Atlantic coast, was ground zero in the fight against offshore oil exploration in the Atlantic Ocean. This tiny spit of sand that 2,000 people call home sparked a movement that has spread like wildfire up and down the East Coast. On January 27, 2014, more than 300 residents showed up to protest the mayor’s position on seismic airgun blasting. Check out the video of the meeting, and read more on our blog.
  • We won: In March 2016 the Obama administration removed the Atlantic from consideration for offshore drilling.
  • And yet: On April 28, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to expand drilling to the Atlantic coast from Delaware to Florida.