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Local group to send message against offshore drilling

Local group to send message against offshore drilling

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RACINE - A local group is bringing a national awareness event against offshore oil drilling called "Hands Across the Sand" to North Beach this Saturday.

At noon, people will join hands along the edge of the water to send a message against offshore drilling and support clean energy, said local organizer Melissa Warner. She said there are no plans for a rain date and expects to hold the event rain or shine.

Warner, chair of the Southeast Gateway Group of the Sierra Club, said the purpose is to express their support for the people in the Gulf and to tell elected officials that somehow our country has to move away from its dependence on oil.

"It hasn't been happening and we need to make it happen," she said. "We need to move to clean energy sources."

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