Holding hands for a clean energy future

Annual event is a show of solidarity against oil and gas exploration off coastline
May 25, 2018

Story Location:
Wilmington Avenue
Rehoboth, DE 19971
United States

More than 100 people participated in the annual Hands Across the Sand event May 19 in Rehoboth.

The local event was part of a worldwide movement started in the wake of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Citizens around the globe came together to join hands in defense of the world’s oceans and to show solidarity for a clean energy future. The gathering in Rehoboth showed unified opposition to the Trump administration’s newest draft of the Outer Continental Shelf Leasing Program, which opens more than 90 percent of the United States’ offshore regions to oil and gas development in the Atlantic, including areas off Delaware’s coast.

The strong showing included random people on the beach and people from Epworth United Methodist Church, Surfrider Foundation Delaware Chapter, Oceana, MERR Institute, Delaware Interfaith Power and Light, Delaware Sierra Club and Progressive Democrats of Sussex County. For more information on Hands Across the Sand, go to

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