Offshore drilling opponents stage protests along California's coast on Saturday

March and beach rally held in Ventura

People opposed to more offshore oil drilling march in Ventura

VENTURA, Calif. - Opponents of the Trump administration's plan to expand oil drilling off the West Coast held marches and rallies on Saturday.

Hundreds of people marched from Ventura City Hall to the beach in Ventura on Saturday morning.

Ventura County Supervisor Steve Bennett said he appreciated the people who came out to protest in his community.

Many believe more offshore drilling will damage marine life and coastal communities.

Some protestors plan to travel to a hearing in Sacramento on Thursday.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is taking comments http://www.boem.gov/National-Program-Comment/#submitcomments


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