Hands Across the Sand Wilmington, May 18th
Delaware, along with every other East coast state participated in the 4th Annual Hands Across the Sand on Saturday, May 18th. We joined hands in solidarity with thousands of others in 18 states and 9 countries to say YES to clean energy and NO to more dirty fossil fuels and offshore drilling! Our Delaware-specific cause was offshore seismic testing. The US Department of the Interior is currently deciding if seismic airgun testing should be allowed to search for oil and gas in the Atlantic Ocean from Delaware down to Florida. Not only does this dangerous and expensive process induce more oil and gas exploration and drilling, it is extremely damaging to our marine wildlife like the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale.
Read more about seismic airgun testing and the impacts on our Atlantic marine life here.
Read the Sierra Club's statement on Hands Across the Sand here.
Even though it looks a little cloudy in the picture, it was a beautiful day to hang out at the RIverfront and join hands in solidarity against offshore drilling and seismic testing!
Note the Delaware shirt to identify our location!
Sonic the Hedgehog was at Delaware Hands Across the Sand!
The Kalmar Nyckel happened to be at the Riverfront for our event!