Please sign our petition asking the Virginia Beach City Council to join local business and community leaders by issuing a formal statement opposing drilling off the Virginia coastline.
Offshore oil and gas drilling poses a direct threat to the environment and economy of the City of Virginia Beach. Oil and gas development would require seismic surveys, drilling operations, oil transport by tankers, and the installation of platforms, pipelines, and other infrastructure. Collectively, these activities would significantly damage the environment, marine life, and related economies, while exposing the Virginia coast to the risk of a catastrophic oil spill.
For these reasons, the Surfrider Foundation is strongly opposed to offshore drilling.