Founded by Surfrider member Dave Rauschkolb ten years ago, the event brings people together to oppose new offshore drilling and other fossil fuel development and promote a clean energy future. The Surfrider Foundation is an official sponsor of Hands Across the Sand and participation is a cornerstone of our Stop New Offshore Drilling campaign.
The event is particularly timely given the Trump administration’s plans to drastically expand oil and gas development off our coastlines. Last year, the Department of Interior released a draft proposal to expand offshore drilling to over 90% of U.S. waters, putting the Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, and Arctic Ocean at risk of new oil rigs.
With the next draft of the 5-year offshore drilling program expected soon, Hands Across the Sand provides a key opportunity to make our voices heard as the federal government evaluates what regions of the U.S. will be included. #ProtectOurCoast #BlocktheBlast #DrillingisKilling #JoinHands @Surfrider