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Call on Secretary Pete to visit our Texas Gulf Coast communities and deny these reckless proposals to expand fossil fuel infrastructure.

We've provided some talking points below. Feel free to copy and paste, or download the document, but please take some time to add your own thoughts and convey this issue in your own words. It makes a huge difference! Don't forget, always include your name and address somewhere in the letter!

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Secretary Pete Buttigieg
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20590

Admiral Ann Phillips
Administrator of MARAD
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20590

Points to include in your letter:

  • Tell Pete Buttigieg and Lucinda Lessley that you want them to visit the Gulf Coast and meet directly with the people and organizations who are impacted by the construction of new deep water oil export terminals.
  • Tell these officials that you want them to use the power of the Maritime Administration (MARAD) to deny the permits for the four oil export terminals on the Gulf Coast: Bluewater, Texas Gulflink, Blue Marlin, and the Seaport Oil Terminal (SPOT). Let them know that these facilities are not in our economic or environmental interests.
  • Share any personal experience you and you loved ones have had on the Texas Gulf Coast. Let these officials know why protecting our Gulf ecosystems and economy personally affects you.

Important Tips

  • Putting the letter in your own words is most effective.
  • Make sure to include your name and address on the letter!
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