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Protesters Join Hands Across the Sand

The San Diego County Chapter of Surfrider Foundation held its annual “Hands Across the Sand” event in La Jolla on Saturday as a protest to offshore oil drilling.

San Diego Surfrider supports hit the beaches Saturday to peacefully protested offshore drilling. The organization opposed any new offshore drilling and said an increase will add to the degradation of the sea and marine life.

Tommy Hough, the local chapter's communications coordinator, said Hands Across the Sand urges politicians in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., to reinstate the federal moratorium on new offshore oil drilling.

“Californians want to move beyond fossil fuels. We're tired of putting our oceans at risk and selling short the promise of clean energy alternatives. Long-term, moving beyond oil is the only solution,” Hough said.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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