A 30 second advertisement titled Offshore Drilling warning about the issue is hitting social media this Memorial Day weekend.
Although Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has said that the sunshine state is “off the table,” critics are skeptical.
The National Resources Defense Council detailed that aside from aiming to educate about the dangers of expanding offshore drilling, “The buy is also part of a much larger groundswell of opposition that will continue to build throughout the summer.”
Franz A. Matzner, the Council’s director of federal affairs, provided a statement explaining that “The video is a reminder that more offshore drilling means more spilling and more carbon pollution that puts every state, every citizen in harm’s way. It’s a reminder that unless the Trump Administration relegates its already embattled proposal to expand drilling from Alaska to Florida, we’ll see more devastating oil spills along our coasts, and more extreme weather from flooding in Colorado to massive hurricanes in Florida and Puerto Rico. And it’s a reminder that as many Americans kick-off the summer with Memorial Day family trips to our nation’s outdoor spaces—our beaches, national parks and more—the Trump Administration is putting it all on the chopping block at the behest of a few rich oil companies.”
The advertisement can be seen below: