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331Protest Offshore Oil - bus trip and party in SF!

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  • Nancy Hastings
    Apr 1 4:10 PM
      More info here:  http://oilonthebeach.blogspot.com/


       
      MEDIA ALERT ** MEDIA ALERT** MEDIA ALERT

      MINERALS MANAGEMENT SERVICE PUBLIC MEETING
      APRIL 16 AT MISSION BAY CONFERENCE CENTER

      ACTIVISTS BUSING IN FROM AROUND CALIFORNIA TO STAGE A PROTEST AGAINST OFFSHORE DRILLING

      WHAT:           Activists bused in from around California will hold a protest against the Minerals Management Service’s (MMS) proposed five-year plan for oil and gas development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).  Demonstrators will be making speeches, waving signs, and speaking at the hearing to tell the MMS and public how the increase in offshore oil drilling and this proposed plan could critically impact some of the world’s most pristine marine ecosystems and lead to the destruction of important habitats that are home to a diversity of wildlife.

      **PHOTO, VIDEO AND INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE**

      WHO:            
      Join Surfrider Foundation activists, members, volunteers from California, Oregon and Washington, surfers, beach enthusiasts, and local, regional and national elected officials

      WHEN:         Thursday, April 16, 2009
                             Doors will open at 8:00 AM
                             Hearing begins at 9:00 AM and will conclude by 8:00 PM

      Press is also invited to join Surfrider Foundation and its supporters for a noontime rally and demonstration that will feature speeches from various elected officials and activists, along with live music.

      WHERE:      University of California, San Francisco
                             Mission Bay Conference Center
                             Robertson Auditorium
                             1675 Owens Street
                             San Francisco, CA

      TO SPEAK:  In order to speak at the hearing, RSVP to DOI_Events@...

      **If you are unable to attend the hearing, written comments will be accepted through September 21.  Please submit your comments electronically at: http://actionnetwork.org/campaign/not_the_answer_03_09, or by mail to: Ms. Renee Orr, Chief, Leasing Division, Mineral Management Service, MS 4010, 318 Elden St., Herndon, VA 20170-4817

      FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, OR TO SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW WITH A SURFRIDER FOUNDATION REPRESENTATIVE, PLEASE CONTACT ALEXIS HENRY AT 949.732.6413 OR AHENRY@...




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