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Governor Raimondo To Speak Out Against Offshore Drilling At State House Event Tomorrow

PROVIDENCE Governor Gina M. Raimondo will join the Environment Council of Rhode Island and environmental leaders tomorrow at an event to voice her opposition to the Trump Administration's offshore drilling proposal.

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | 3:15 p.m.

Where: Governor's State Room, Rhode Island State House

President Trump's recent proposal to open offshore areas along the Northeast coast to oil drilling threatens the economy and traditions of Rhode Island. Our Ocean State citizens benefit from one of the most productive marine ecosystems in the world, and we are proud of our stewardship and ongoing efforts to protect and restore sensitive habitats. Over 100 million pounds of seafood arrived at Rhode Island ports last year, with an export value of $1 billion. Thousands of land and water-based businesses are supported by our diverse, abundant fisheries. Now is the time for Rhode Islanders to make their voices heard and tell President Trump to protect our waters.

Governor Raimondo and the Department of Environmental Management encourage the public to voice their opposition to the proposal at a public meeting sponsored by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, which will be held tomorrow from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Providence Marriott.

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  • Release date: 02-27-2018

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