Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor

Christina Daly with The Long Island Herald

April 18, 2019

Originally published in The Long Island Herald on April 18, 2019.

In observance of Earth Day on April 22, the Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor will hold a rally at Tappen Beach in Sea Cliff to denounce a federal proposal that would open ocean waters to energy companies in search of fossil fuel reserves.

In January 2018, the Trump administration said it would allow new offshore oil and gas drilling in nearly all U.S. coastal waters, “giving energy companies access to leases off California for the first time in decades and opening more than a billion acres in the Arctic and along the Eastern Seaboard,” The New York Times reported.

“The whole Atlantic coastline, from Cape Cod to Cape Canaveral, is being targeted,” said U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi, a Democrat from Glen Cove. “The natural beauty of the environment makes our lives great, and we have to be very careful to protect it.”

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