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"Hands Across the Sand", Florence Oregon Coast, Stop Coastal Oil Drilling in America
"Hands Across the Sand" event on the Florence Oregon Coast, June 26, 2010, was one of over 900 such events taking place in America. Thousands of people across the country joined hands forming lines in the sand against oil drilling in our coastal waters.
At Neptune Beach, north of Florence, Oregon, the event was organized by the internationally known Surfrider Foundation, Surfrider.org. Gus Gates, the Oregon Policy Coordinator spoke to the group before they headed for the beach.
The human lines in the sand were formed to stand against the threat oil drilling poses to America's coastal economies and marine environment.
The goal is to convince State Legislators, Governors, Congress and President Obama to stop the expansion of offshort oil drilling.
The Surfrider Foundation, which organized the Florence, Oregon Hands Across the Sand event, is a grassroots, non-profit, environmental organization that works to protect our oceans, waves and beaches.
It was founded in 1984. It's coastal environment work is carried out by a grassroots chapter network located around the globe.