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Offshore drilling [basically everywhere]
Offshore drilling [basically everywhere]
In 2016, President Obama protected most of our waters from the risk of oil spills and to avoid locking us into more climate chaos? The Trump administration has launched an all-out assault on our oceans and climate at the behest of the oil industry.

The Department of the Interior has proposed a 5-year plan for offshore drilling in nearly all of America’s coastal waters. The Gulf of Mexico, Pacific, Arctic, and Atlantic Oceans — including areas that are currently protected — are up for consideration.

Roughly 90 percent of America’s coastline would be open to fossil fuel-driven plunder, putting our coastal communities, marine wildlife, public health, and the climate at great risk.

Fortunately, the law mandates a comment period during which citizens can express their opinions of this reprehensible plan. That period ends on Friday, March 9.

Posted on Friday, March 2, 2018 (Archive on Friday, March 23, 2018)
Posted by Jym St. Pierre   Contributed by Jym St. Pierre

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