Group calls on Maine's federal reps to oppose offshore drilling along entire Atlantic coast
The group called on Senator Susan Collins, Senator Angus King, and Congressional representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin to prevent the practice along the entire Atlantic Coast.
BANGOR (NEWS CENTER Maine) -- A small group of environmental activists gathered in Bangor Saturday to call on Maine's congressional delegates to express more opposition to offshore drilling.
Senator Susan Collins, Senator Angus King, and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree all previously voiced their stances opposing offshore drilling in New England, but the group called on them to prevent the practice along the entire Atlantic Coast.
"What we want is for them to increase their opposition and oppose offshore drilling in the entire Atlantic ocean, not just in New England," said Sarah Starman, a field organizer with Oceana. "We believe that drilling anywhere will affect everyone because oil spills don't respect state boundaries."