Clean Ocean Action





KNOCK KNOCK…who’s there? Not Clean Ocean Action! (COA)

COA does not go door-to-door. We do not solicit funds or signatures, or distribute information through canvassing. If you have questions or concerns, COA suggests contacting your town administrator. Please further note that Clean Ocean Action has no financial affiliation with the organization called Clean Water Action (formerly known as NJ Environmental Federation) or any other canvasing organization.

WHAT HAPPENED: On January 4th, 2018 the Trump Administration declared war on the shore when Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke announced the next phase of President Trump’s new 5-year Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. The plan includes opening the entire Atlantic Ocean from Maine to Florida for drilling including all of the Jersey Shore and NY’s South Shore and would allow rigs to come within 3 miles of beaches.

Take Action:

1. Be the Voice for the Ocean! Submit comments before March 9th!

Submit your comments on the Draft Proposed Program (DPP) for the 2019-2024 Outer Continental Shelf and Gas Leasing Program referencing COA's Plan OverviewFact Sheet and Sample Comment Template.

Plan Overview

Fact Sheet

Sample Comment Template

2. Stand Up for the Atlantic Ocean! Calling on the Small and the Tall to Attend Public Meetings and Testify!

Bureau of Energy Management’s (BOEM) will be holding Public Meetings across the country which unlike Public Hearings will not allow for spoken public testimony. However, your voice will still be heard through a Citizen Public Hearing hosted by the Anti-Offshore Oil Coalition in the Advocacy Room at the Public Meeting. 

New Jersey Citizen Hearing & Public Meeting

February 14th, 3-7pm at the Hilton Garden Inn in Hamilton, NJ

800 US-130, Hamilton Township, NJ 08690


New York Citizen Hearing*

February 14th, 9:45am -12pm at William Rogers Building

725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown, 11787


New York Public Meeting

        February 15th, 3-7pm at Hilton Albany in Albany, NY

40 Lodge St, Albany, NY 12207

*Attendance preferred at Citizen Hearing on the 14th, as opposed to the Public Meeting on the 15th

3. Calling All Towns to Pass Resolution Opposing Offshore Oil & Gas Activities!

Download the Sample New Jersey Resolution Opposing Offshore Oil & Gas Activities.

Towns and County's Opposing Offshore Oil & Drilling





You’re Invited!

Celebrate Clean Ocen Action’s Birthday at an Under the Sea Family Brunch!

Who: All friends of the ocean, the small and the tall

Attire: Dress up as your favorite sea creature, mermaid, merman or be creative!

What: Family Brunch featuring delicious food, drink specials for the adults, kids crafts, and a special interactive experience with marine life from Jenkinson’s Aquarium!

Help protect the ocean while celebrating COA's Birthday!

The proceeds from the event will help to raise important funds for COA's year-round ocean protection programs. 

Get tickets here!

Tickets may also be purchased via check, cash, or over the phone at 732-872-0111. Please call ASAP to reserve your tickets!




Bring Your Students Outdoors for Marine Science Education and Fun on Sandy Hook!

5th-8th Grade Teachers in Central and Northern New Jersey

May 16-17, 2018

Download the 2018 Spring Student Summit Application


Bring Your Students Outdoors for Marine Science Education and Fun at Island Beach State Park!

5th-8th Grade Teachers in Southern New Jersey

Dates & application coming soon!

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