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Majority of voters oppose Trump offshore drilling plan: poll

More than half of voters oppose proposed plans by the Trump administration to expand oil and gas drilling off coastal states, according to a poll out Tuesday. The survey conducted by the Program for Public Consultation at the University of Maryland found that 60 percent of voters surveyed ... Read More

Cantwell Introduces Legislation To Protect American Coasts From Catastrophic Oil Spills

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), introduced the Clean Coast Act that codifies rules that were finalized by the Department of the Interior in 2016 to address key safety recommendations made after the BP ... Read More

Piecing together Zinke’s 5‑year‑plan puzzle

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has offered a handful of clues about how his department could pare down a contentious plan to lease 90 percent of federal waters for oil and gas development. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is expected to release a second draft of its 2019-2024 offshore leasing ... Read More

House Dems demand hearing over Zinke offshore drilling plan

Three top House Democrats are demanding a hearing with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to discuss his proposal to expand offshore drilling. House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Reps. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), chair of the Subcommittee on Energy and ... Read More