Join Hands to Protect our Coast from Offshore Drilling on May 18

Chris Carnevale | February 13, 2019 | Offshore Drilling
Calling all coast lovers… you are invited to stand with your community to protect our coast from the impacts of offshore drilling on Saturday, May 18 at locations all around the country.

These events will take place as part of the 10th annual Hands Across the Sand day of action. Hands Across the Sand is a simple yet powerful event at which people gather at their local beach and briefly join hands to form as long of a line as possible to declare the message of  “NO to offshore drilling; YES to clean energy.”

SACE has been a proud sponsor of Hands Across the Sand since its beginning in 2010, and since then we have consistently seen the threat of drilling come and go consistently year by year. Right now, the Southeast is in the crosshairs of the Trump Administration’s proposed offshore drilling plan, with the entire Atlantic and Gulf coasts being slated for drilling and seismic blasting permits on the verge of being approved from Florida to Delaware.

With these imminent threats, it is important that coastal residents stand up and speak out to protect our coast. By uniting in opposition against drilling just a few years ago, citizens defeated the Obama Administration’s drilling efforts; now we must continue to demonstrate to our elected officials that our coast is not for sale.

We are hoping to have dozens of events take place in the Southeast, so would you consider hosting an event in your community? Hosting an event is easy and satisfying and there are lots of resources to help make it simple for you. Please sign up to host your event at

Are you not feeling up to hosting an event, but want to join an already existing event? If so, then sign up here on our “pledge to protect the coast from offshore drilling” form and we will email you with details on how to find your local event in advance of May 18.

We hope you will join us on the beach on May 18 as we stand with our neighbors to protect our coast.


Chris Carnevale
Chris is SACE’s Climate Advocacy Director. Chris joined the SACE staff in 2011 to help with building public understanding and engagement around clean energy solutions to the climate crisis. Chris…
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