by Tracy Loew and Salem Statesman Journal

Oregon Offshore Oil Drilling Protest 2.6.18
Oregon State student Alanna Kieffer, center, chants along with the crowd as they say "we will not soil the Oregon coast with oil," at a rally against offshore drilling on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at the Oregon State Capitol. (Credit: MOLLY J. SMITH / Statesman Journal )

CBE's National Ocean Economic Program data shows Oregon's coastal economy is worth $2.2 Billion annually, supporting 33,000 jobs.   A good reason not to foul the waters. 

Oregon is poised to permanently ban offshore drilling, and to prohibit any drilling infrastructure from crossing state waters.

A Senate committee heard testimony Tuesday on Senate Bill 256, which would make permanent an existing 10-year drilling moratorium, which is set to expire next year.

We don’t want offshore oil drilling, not in Oregon, not now, not ever.  The potential benefits out there for this kind of exploration are speculative and limited, but the potential consequences are dire.
— Rep. David Gomberg, D-Otis, who is one of the bill’s 22 sponsors

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