March for the Ocean on Tybee Island protests offshore drilling

TYBEE ISLAND, GA (WTOC) - Protesters headed to Tybee Island Pier on Saturday to participate in the March for the Ocean.

The march was an effort to combat offshore drilling, reduce plastic pollution, and protect Georgia's coastlines. The March for The Ocean event is part of a larger, national push for conservation. Attendees wore blue to show solidarity with the water.

Among those who attended the event was Georgia's 1st Congressional District Democratic Candidate, Lisa Ring.

"We have a very active environmental group here in the first district of Georgia and it's really important to involve all the residents in the district in keeping our environment clean and keeping our oceans clean," said Ring.

Georgia's governor Nathan Deal is waiting on tests from the DNR to formally take a stance on offshore drilling. 
South Carolina's governor has asked the federal government not to drill off their coastline.

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